- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The small, rural town of Bobtown, Pa., was rocked last Tuesday after a Chevron fracking well exploded, presumably killing one worker and igniting a large fire that burned for several days.

Now, Chevron is trying to make it up to residents still shaken by the incident — by offering them free pizza.

At least 100 Bobtown residents were delivered a note from the Chevron Community Outreach Team, reading, in part, “Chevron recognizes the effect this has had on the community. 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,” the Philadelphia Daily News reported.

Inside each envelope was a gift certificate to Bobtown Pizza for a “Special Combo Only,” which, according to the certificate, includes “One Large Pizza” and “One 2-Ltr. Drink.”

To add insult to injury, the gift certificate even comes with an expiration date. Residents who lived in the vicinity of the blast have to claim their pizzas before May 1.

“Remember, Chevron’s yearly profits declined in 2013 and the firm made just barely over $21 billion. You weren’t really expected pepperoni, too, were you?” wrote the Philadelphia Daily News.

(h/t Gizmodo)

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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