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  • Nightmare

    The Amoco Research Center in suburban Naperville has been hit with a horrifying medical mystery. From 1989 to 1998, 19 employees were diagnosed with brain tumor, and four died. The article tells the story of the workers that started to speak out about their safety.
  • BP Spikes Prices

    The story covers the alleged manipulation of West Coast crude oil prices by BP, based on 4,000 pages of evidence released from the antitrust case concerning the merger between BP and Amoco. By practicing exports to Far East at a lower net prices, using a computer software to determine the maximum possible accepted price for the crude oil delivered to rafineries and charging differenciated prices for the same product, the scheme contributed to the reason why West Coast motorists pay about 20 cents more/gallon than the national average. Four follow up stories are also included.
  • Power Source: How Trinidad Became A Major U.S. Supplier Of Liquefied Natural Gas

    A LNG plant in Trinidad supplies 40 percent of U.S. imported natural gas, but establishing the plant facility on the small island nation was difficult. BP Amoco and British Gas, the largest producers in Trinidad, were reluctant to back the project proposed by the smaller Boston-based Cabot Corp. Eventually, they did and the $1 billion facility is a huge success thanks to the energy crisis and relatively cheap costs of transportation to New England. Trinidad's overall economy is up 7 percent. Plans are underway to triple the plant's capacity by 2002.
  • Citizens Run Over for a Mythic Expressway

    PitchWeekly tells the story of the BP Amoco oil-refinery in Sugar Creek, Missouri and its surrounding communities. The refinery has had problems with leakage and seepage into the surrounding neighborhoods since 1950. Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Amoco after it was found that the refinery had caused "substantial amounts of contamination in off-site ground water." The two suits were combined but the local residents believe their needs were neglected in the move.
  • Mystery at Sugar Creek

    For years a small group of neighbors in Sugar Creek, Missouri had worried, then complained about pollution from the of Amoco Oil Refinery. The State Department of Natural Resources and the EPA told them everything was being handled. Some of the town citizens who lived near the old refinery were coming down with devastating illnesses. KSHB-TV wen door to door calling relatives, checking death records and checking the history of pollution in the area. The investigation found waste oil still seeping out of the ground.