Tags: chevron | free | pizza | gas | explosion

Chevron Free Pizza Offer Offends Residents Reeling From Gas Explosion

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 01:19 PM

By Ken Mandel

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Chevron Corp. is being taken to task after the company provided free pizza gift certificates to Bobtown, Pa., residents who are reeling from last week's natural gas explosion.

One worker died Feb. 11 and another was injured when a Chevron natural gas well exploded in Bobtown. The cause of the blast remains under investigation, leaving residents worried about the safety of other area wells, according to CNN.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

As a small gesture, the billion-dollar oil company sent certificates to area residents for one free pizza and a 2-liter bottle of soda at Bobtown Pizza.

Chevron posted an apology letter for the gas explosion and an accompanying pizza gift certificate online.

"Chevron recognizes the effect this has had on the community," the statement read. "We value being a responsible member of this community and will continue to strive to achieve incident-free operations. We are committed to taking action to safeguard our neighbors, our employees, our contractors and the environment."

In a letter to CNN, Chevron said that the company "offered a token of appreciation" to those who were affected. That didn't stop Twitter users from attacking the gas company.

"The situation at the Lanco well site in Pennsylvania remains serious and teams are working around the clock to safely approach and shut in the well," the company said in a Tuesday statement posted on its website. "It remains premature to speculate on the cause of the fire or what recently caused the flames at the well to go out."

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved