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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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A Chevron well in the preparation stages for hydraulic fracturing exploded last Tuesday 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, Penn., causing a fire that lasted for four days and left one Chevron contractor unaccounted for and another one injured.

Fracking is the practice in which thousands of gallons of water mixed with chemicals are pumped into deeply drilled wells to break up naturally occurring oil and gas formations.

The explosion affected about 100 houses near the site.

The fire is out now and these residents are being offered free pizza online.There is an image of a coupon from Cheveron. It is a large pizza with a soft drink.

This offer caused a backlash against Chevron. Particularly incensed were Betty and Bill Stockton. They said sarcastically that that the Chevron guarantee is that "Our well won't explode, but if it does you'll get a free pizza."

In response to the public's outcry, the Oil Giant issued a statement saying, that if in the future a well exploded, it would buy everyone affected a filet mignon steak with a baked potato and sour cream and chives.

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