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November 6, 1986 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
Chevron Corp., which froze hiring and pay early this year as part of a retrenchment that will eliminate 9,000 jobs, has said it will lift the freezes Jan. 1. It disclosed the actions in an in-house publication. The company said the action does not signal improved economic conditions or any relaxation of its cost-cutting measures. It was decribed as "a return to fairly normal procedures," such as replacing employees who leave through normal attrition.
March 1, 2012 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
For months, it's been the only story in town: Can a few part-time politicians in El Segundo force the city's oldest employer and one of the nation's top oil producers to pay higher taxes on its 951-acre refinery. While Chevron and the city try to strike a deal, documents obtained by The Times show that in the mid-1990s, El Segundo ignored a preliminary audit showing Chevron owed as much as $9.5 million in back utility taxes and then ordered auditors to stop work. City officials later reached an agreement with the oil producer that resulted in El Segundo receiving no money at all. At the same time, the city capped Chevron's future natural gas taxes at $150,000 a year plus inflation — a fraction of what auditors said the city should be receiving.
December 10, 2010 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
It's not quite the Gulf Coast, but Salt Lake City has developed a persistent problem with oil spills. The federal Department of Transportation ordered Chevron this week to temporarily close a pipeline running through the city after the second spill there in six months. The first incident happened in June while the BP spill was gushing thousands of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. The Salt Lake City pipeline, which carries oil from a western Colorado terminal to a Utah refinery, leaked, sending 800 gallons into the Jordan River.
November 15, 1986 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, Times Staff Writer
After months of controversy, Chevron Inc. has received the green light to build Platform Gail, a giant $150-million oil-drilling rig to be located in the Santa Barbara Channel near the Channel Islands National Park. After construction of the platform was blocked twice by the California Coastal Commission, Chevron's lawyers appealed to the U.S.
January 30, 1985
Chevron Corp. reported net income for 1984 slipped 3.5%, while its fourth-quarter earnings rose 7.7% from the same period a year ago. For all of 1984, the San Francisco-based oil company reported net income of $1.53 billion, down from 1983's $1.59 billion. Revenue held steady at $29.2 billion. The company spent a record $13.3 billion in 1984 to buy Gulf Corp. In 1984, the company also changed its name to Chevron from Standard Oil Co. of California. George M.
April 14, 2012 | By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO — California's largest oil company failed to warn employees of the dangers in an oil field where a worker was sucked underground and boiled to death last year, state authorities found — and then they fined the firm $350. The small regulatory penalty, levied after a first investigation cleared Chevron, has angered labor leaders and reignited a debate over the risks of the extraction technique that led to the worker's death. The method, in which a rush of steam heats the ground and loosens oil deposits, yields much of California's crude.
October 15, 1986 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
Chevron Corp. said Tuesday that a sweetened $80-million offer for the remaining one-third of Huntington Beach Co. has tentatively been accepted and a merger of the two oil and land-development companies is scheduled for early next year. The deal, a tax free exchange of stock, calls for Chevron to give Huntington Beach Co. shareholders $780 worth of Chevron stock for each share of Huntington Beach. There are approximately 102,000 shares of Huntington Beach Co. stock outstanding.
July 18, 2005 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
Chevron Corp. Vice Chairman Peter Robertson has a message for rival CNOOC Ltd. -- don't take it personally. For the last month, Robertson has been the public face of Chevron as the San Ramon oil giant tries to undercut CNOOC's chances in what has become a caustic and politically charged battle for Unocal Corp. and its worldwide energy assets.
September 22, 1987 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
Driving to his Mission Hills home from his systems-engineering job at Northrop one night last week, Bob Ramsay pulled his car into his driveway, stepped out and immediately felt sick to his stomach. "I just got out of the car and said, 'Gosh, I don't feel good,' " said Ramsay, 61. He said his eyes burned as in "a heavy smog attack" and his senses were assaulted by odors "that just about took your head off." He is not sure why he has been feeling ill recently, but he knows he is not alone.
August 14, 2012 | Antonia Juhasz, Antonia Juhasz is the author of several books on the oil industry, including "The Tyranny of Oil." She is also the editor and lead author of three Alternative Annual Reports on Chevron and the former director of the Chevron Program at San Francisco-based Global Exchange
Stay inside, close your windows and doors, and turn off air conditioning and heating units. Pets and all children in sporting activities should be brought inside, and have duct tape ready should you need to further seal windows and doors. These are among the "shelter in place" warnings made to Bay Area residents last week in response to a massive fire at the Chevron Corp. refinery in Richmond. The fire burned out of control for more than five hours, sending a giant black cloud of toxic chemicals, including sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, thousands of feet into the air and out across the bay. While automated calls went to more than 18,000 people, some 160,000 residents live in the areas directly affected by the warning.
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