Roar For ♥TONY♥ UK Article Mentions Tony and Conoco/Phillips 6.16.2010   2 comments

Roar For ♥TONY♥ UK Article Mentions Tony and Conoco/Phillips 6.16.2010

This article about oil companies  is from guardian.co.uk, and mentions Tony, Conoco/Phillips and also provides the link to Tony’s petition. Tony’s story is truly global and has reached people all over the world.

Oil companies under attack

BP is not the only major oil group that has had to deal with an environmental catastrophe or public relations disaster

  • David Adam
  • guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 June 2010 18.45 BST
  • Article History: This article was published on guardian.co.uk at 18.45 BST on Tuesday 15 June 2010. A version appeared on p18 of the Main section section of the Guardian on Wednesday 16 June 2010. It was last modified at 18.45 BST on Tuesday 15 June 2010.
  • The Exxon oil spill off Alaska in 1989 was the largest in US history until the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Photograph: Donna Mcwilliam/AP

    ExxonMobil

    Market capitalisation: $282bn

    Revenue: $337bn

    Net income: $21bn

    The oil giant environmentalists love to hate, Exxon has drawn flak in recent years for its stance on global warming and financial support for groups on the lunatic fringe of the climate debate. Officially its view has softened in recent years but the company, one of the biggest and most profitable in the world, remains very much an oil man’s oil firm. The BP spill looks likely to relieve it of an unwanted oily albatross around its neck: the enormous 1989 leak from its Exxon Valdez tanker off Alaska was previously the biggest in US history.

    Chevron

    Market capitalisation: $149bn

     Revenue: $184bn

    Net income: $13.2bn

    If BP feels it is being unfairly picked on, it could point to the damage blamed on Chevron in the Ecuadorian jungle. Dubbed the Amazon Chernobyl by locals, the dumping of massive amounts of waste is being investigated in a lengthy and acrimonious court case. Thousands of Ecuadorians have brought the £18bn lawsuit, which claims their land was contaminated during three decades of oil exploration and extraction by Texaco, now owned by Chevron.

    Royal Dutch Shell

    Market capitalisation: $112bn

    Revenue: $207bn

    Net income: $9.8bn

    Shell has faced persistent criticism over its environmental record, particularly in Nigeria, where the company recently admitted spilling 14,000 tonnes of oil in 2009. The majority, said the company, was lost through two incidents – one in which the firm claims that thieves damaged a wellhead at its Odidi field and another where militants bombed the trans-Escravos pipeline. Local communities and environmental groups blame the company’s vast network of rusting pipes and tanks.

    ConocoPhillips

    Market capitalisation: $81bn

    Revenue: $167bn

    Net income: $5.7bn

    Conoco is facing a conservation backlash of its own in Louisiana, albeit on a much smaller scale than BP. The firm, which is one of the largest oil companies in the US, is being targeted by animal lovers angry that it supplies fuel to a truck stop that keeps a nine-year-old tiger in a cage. The Tiger Truck Stop, in Grosse Tete, has been forced to erect a sign to ask motorists not to throw things at the animal, named Tony.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/15/oil-companies-under-attack

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    Posted June 17, 2010 by Free Tony The Tiger in Uncategorized

    2 responses to “Roar For ♥TONY♥ UK Article Mentions Tony and Conoco/Phillips 6.16.2010

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    1. The Big Cats should not be there this is not the right place for an awesome big cats – all i can say is the owner must be Thick and does not understand the laws of nature :(((

    2. I’m speechless with frustration & anger that Tony hasn’t gone to a sanctuary where he can LIVE his life in peace!

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