Report: Chevron offered pizza coupons to residents near well explosion

The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that Chevron offered coupons for pizza and soda to residents of a Pennsylvania community in the aftermath of a well explosion last week.

According to the tabloid newspaper, residents of Bobtown, Pa. last week awoke to a massive explosion caused by a Chevron well shooting orange flames. The fire burned for days and one contractor remains missing.

In a letter sent to nearby residents that was dated Sunday, Chevron’s outreach team said it “will continue to strive to achieve incident-free operations,” the newspaper reported. It also contained a gift certificate entitling the recipient to a free large pizza and a two-liter soda from Bobtown Pizza.

The letters were initially reported by two blogs, but the Philadelphia Daily News says it confirmed with the pizza shop that Chevron distributed about 100 gift certificates.

“Recognizing that our neighbors have been affected by these activities, we are out in the community every day to listen to and address concerns,” Kent Robertson, a Chevron spokesman, told FuelFix. “We have also offered a token of appreciation for their patience during this time, and our commitment to the community goes far beyond this and our outreach is ongoing.”


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