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  Texaco in the UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Texaco in the UK Texaco in the UK Among the top ten North Sea producers, the company is the fourth largest petrol retailer in Britain.
Texaco's world of energy extends beyond the company's main business of producing and selling oil and gas.
Texaco is an active force in UK society - fuelling industry and the economy, keeping people on the move and participating actively in a number of community and environmental projects.
www.uk.texaco.com   (72 words)

 Texaco: U.S. Home
Some heady gambles and savvy fuel conservation helped road race expert Juan Pablo Montoya win his first Cup race at Infineon Raceway.
Texaco Is First Fuel Sponsor for Motor Trend
See how it works, and how to find a Texaco station with Techron.
www.texaco.com   (98 words)

  Texaco: Sponsorships
Texaco also is also a long-time sponsor of the champion Brazil Stock Car Racing Team, which keeps customers cheering for the Star.
Texaco has partnered with ESPN International to bring sporting fans across Latin America the Texaco Star Play of the Week.
The long-standing Texaco Children's Art Competition in Ireland is more than just the longest-running arts sponsorship in the country—it's an integral part of the fabric of Irish society and life.
www.texaco.com /support   (398 words)

Texaco asserts that the "transformative use" concept is valuable only to the extent that it focusses [focuses] attention upon whether a second work unfairly competes with the original.
Texaco also suggests that its use should be considered transformative: photocopying the article separated it from a bulky journal, made it more amenable to markings, and provided a document that could be readily replaced if damaged in a laboratory, all of which "transformed" the original article into a form that better served Chickering's research needs.
Texaco claims that the District Court's reasoning is faulty because, in determining that the value of the publishers' copyrights was affected, the Court assumed that the publishers were entitled to demand and receive licensing royalties and fees for photocopying.
www.law.cornell.edu /copyright/cases/60_F3d_913.htm   (15087 words)

 Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Summary of Texaco Decision (September 1992)
The Texaco decision is of limited significance to non-profit educational libraries, even to the extent that they may rely on general fair use principals as authorization for certain activities.
Texaco's commercial orientation not only decided the issue in the publishers' favor with respect to the fairness factor that addresses the purpose and character of the use, it colored the Court's analysis of the other factors.
Whether or not Texaco will be able to take an appeal at this stage of the proceedings is not clear, because the fair use issue was addressed by special stipulation of the parties and the Court has not yet addressed and disposed of other issues in the case.
fairuse.stanford.edu /primary_materials/cases/texaco/summary.html   (1561 words)

 Texaco-online commercial fuel specifications
Texaco Gas Oil is a "dual purpose" fuel and is recommended as a boiler fuel in domestic or light industrial installations with pressure jet burners and as a diesel fuel for off-the-highway equipment such as stationary diesel engines, farm tractors, construction equipment, railway and marine engines.
Texaco Premium Unleaded Petrol is suitable for use in all petrol (spark Ignition) engined vehicles where the vehicle manufacturer recommends the use of an unleaded petrol with an Research Octane Number of 95 (RON 95).
Texaco Super Unleaded Petrol is recommended for use in high performance vehicles which are able to use Unleaded Petrol, but have not, or are unable to have the ignition setting adjusted to run on the lower octane level of Premium Unleaded Petrol.
www.texaco-online.co.uk /fuel2.html   (370 words)

 Texaco Amended Petition for Perpetuation of Testimony
Texaco expects to be a party to an action cognizable in a Virginia Court, but is presently unable to do so because the identity of the AOL subscriber using the known email address is not known.
Texaco desires the aforesaid information before the subscription is terminated and before any other events occur that may make it impossible to thereafter obtain the identity of the unknown subscriber.
Texaco's arguments about New York law requiring a good faith effort to ascertain the unknown subscriber's identify before filing a "John Doe" lawsuit in New York is not a reason to grant the relief requested.
legal.web.aol.com /aol/aolpol/texaco.html   (862 words)

 Texaco in the McSpotlight
Texaco refuses to cleanup, or even to compensate those people whose lives have been affected by their operations.
Texaco is also suspected of pressuring the oil tanker, the Sea Empress, to come in at low tide, causing one of the UK's biggest ever oil spills in February 1996.
Texaco and Shell (heavily criticised for their operations in nigeria, see Shell in the McSpotlight) are to combine part of their US refining and marketing operations.
www.mcspotlight.org /beyond/companies/texaco.html   (681 words)

Texaco was founded in 1902 and has grown to be one of the world's major oil companies, operating world-wide and employing 50,000 staff.
Texaco is a leader in the development and application of new technology in the petroleum industry.
Texaco is at the leading edge in exploiting marginal reserves in the North Sea and in developing oil technology.
www.fpm.com /journal/members/Texaco.html   (812 words)

Texaco operated an oil concession in the Ecuuadorian Amazon region from 1964 to 1992, extracting more than one billion barrels of crude oil at a very high profit.
However, Texaco did not take the necessary environmental safeguards during its years of operations to protect the local communities and the fragile rainforest environment, nor did it remediate and restore the polluted region upon departing.
Texaco is currently in a strong financial position to handle environmental remediation expenditures.
www.ibiblio.org /freeburma/boycott/oil/texaco.html   (537 words)

 Ecuador: Texaco Leaves Trail of Destruction - Social and Economic Policy - Global Policy Forum
Texaco issued favorable loans and work contracts, and occasionally withheld oil payments during its volatile and often contentious relationship with the government that was supposed to regulate its operations.
Texaco "should have followed the same standards they were following in the United States, but the authorities here were not demanding it," said Pedro Espin, president of Petroecuador and a former Texaco worker.
A Texaco study four years later concluded that the risk of pollution was minimal because the water in the pits was low in salt and had not damaged nearby vegetation.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/tncs/2003/1130texacoecuador.htm   (3910 words)

 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
Texaco emphasizes that "research" is explicitly listed in the preamble of section 107, a circumstance that Texaco contends should make its copying favored under the first factor and throughout the entire fair use analysis.
Texaco asserts that the "transformative use" concept is valuable only to the extent that it focusses attention upon whether a second work unfairly competes with the original.
Despite Texaco's claims to the contrary, it is not unsound to conclude that the right to seek payment for a particular use tends to become legally cognizable under the fourth fair use factor when the means for paying for such a use is made easier.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /scripts/getcase.pl?court=2nd&navby=case&no=929341   (15021 words)

 Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Settlement of Texaco Case - May 1995
On May 16, 1995 the Texaco Corporation announced a settlement of a long-standing copyright infringement suit brought in 1985 by six publishers against Texaco.
On April 24, 1995 Texaco filed its petition before the U. Supreme Court, and the library and information associations planned to petition the court to allow them to file a friend of the court brief in support of Texaco.
Texaco will also sign a five-year licensing agreement with the center." Texaco asked the courts to delay further action pending the approval of the group of 83 publishers, now a party to the suit.
fairuse.stanford.edu /primary_materials/cases/texaco/settlement.html   (930 words)

 Customer case on Hydro Texaco in Denmark and Solidus eCare
Hydro Texaco is also one of the first companies to install Mobile Extension in combination with their Contact Center.
Their high standards of service and quality also meant that Hydro Texaco was not just looking for any contact center but one that allowed customers to use the mode of contact that they preferred – be it telephone, chat via the web interface or e-mail.
Hydro Texaco perceives Solidus eCare™ as an effective management tool that is at the same time an efficient means for agents to feel secure since it helps them in their daily work.
www.ericsson.com /solutions/enterprise/library/cases/hydrotexaco.shtml   (800 words)

 Texaco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
TEXACO In the Amazon region, there is a crisis caused by the presence of oil and mining companies and their violations of indigenous peoples' rights.
Texaco's Defense: Texaco Petroleum is proud of the positive contributions it made to the Ecuadorian economy.
Texaco Petroleum's involvement in the project was governed by a concession agreement.
www.uweb.ucsb.edu /~eschniter/AMAZONIA/OIL/texaco.html   (998 words)

 Texaco's Ecological Terrorism of the Ecuadorian Amazon
Texaco consolidated its position of power and influence over the terms of production by enforcing an oil embargo in 1975, pushing the Ecuadorian economy into a severe financial crisis and its first period of heavy borrowing.
Texaco allowed the various produced and waste waters to collect in unlined pits barely scratched from the surface of the earth, forming what Judith Kimmerling, in her 1990 work Amazon Crude, has referred to as a "toxic soup" of brine, crude, PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons-a well-known carcinogen) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
It is for this reason that many people refer to Texaco's activities as acts of "ecological terrorism," and the skull and crossbones are drawn next to the name Petroecuador on the main pipeline that connects the Oriente with the coast.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Oil_watch/Texaco_terrorism_Ecuador.html   (3793 words)

 NEW WRITING: From the South - NI 339 - Texaco
We from Texaco, last to join the wreath of the old Quarters, we reinvented everything: laws, urban codes, neighborhood relations, settlement and construction rules.
In Lower Texaco, by the mangrove swamp, we saw the river expand into the marshlands as it reached for the sea.
Texaco was dying in my notebooks though it wasn’t finished.
www.newint.org /issue339/texaco.htm   (2487 words)

 TEXACO RAINFOREST - The people of Ecuador
See Also: AGUINDA V. The Ecuadorans charge the Texaco caused widespread devastation to their rainforest environment by dumping 10 million gallons per day, over the course of about twenty years, of highly toxic waste water and crude oil into the surrounding ecosystem.
Almost all children (and many adults and farm animals) in the area where Texaco operated have what seems to be a permanent layer of sticky crude on the bottom of their feet.
Texaco, is also pending decision in federal court in New York on Texaco's pre-trial motions to dismiss.
www.texacorainforest.org /problem.htm   (785 words)

 CNN - Judge approves historic Texaco discrimination settlement - March 26, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After word of the tapes surfaced, Texaco was hit with a civil-rights boycott and subjected to ridicule on late-night TV talk shows.
The settlement calls for Texaco to designate $115 million for lump-sum payments to salaried fl employees who worked for the company between March 23, 1991, and Nov. 15, 1996.
In a criminal case that grew out of the civil suit, retired Texaco executive Richard Lundwall, who recorded and came forward with the incriminating tapes, has been indicted on a charge of obstruction of justice for his alleged role in destruction of evidence.
www.cnn.com /US/9703/26/texaco.settle   (470 words)

 Amazon Leaders Press Case in U.S. Court
Texaco - which has not operated in Ecuador since 1992 - has maintained that the current lawsuit has no basis and should be heard in Ecuador.
''Texaco was firmly committed to the protection of people and the environment in those areas where we operated,'' the company said in a written response to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit states that Texaco engaged in ''negligent, reckless, deliberate, and outrageous acts'' in the Amazon by installing defective drilling technology that led to the spillage of millions of gallons of toxic wastewater over a 20-year period.
www.commondreams.org /headlines02/0311-07.htm   (926 words)

 Texaco Information Sheet
Texaco acknowledges that global warming is a concern and has invested in techologies that will improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Texaco was forced by the Rainbow Coalition, the NAACP, and others to settle a discrimination suit in 1997, for over $175 million.
Texaco sold its stake in a natural gas project just off the coast of Burma in response to President Clinton’s decision to bar new investments in the militant Burmese government, in the interest of human rights, democracy and counter-narcotics efforts.
www.stanford.edu /group/SICD/Texaco/texaco.html   (760 words)

 Environmental Justice Case Study: Activities of Texaco in the Ecuadorian Rainforest
Texaco’s role in the operation was to design the wells, build the pipeline that would transport the oil across the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Coast, and manage on behalf of a consortium that included Petroecuador, Ecuador’s state-run oil company (“Why a Lawsuit?” 2000).
Another hazardous activity performed by Texaco was the burning of excess crude oil and wastewater, resulting in the occurrence of what local people refer to as “fl rain.”  The waste was dumped into landfills and spread over dirt roads in order to maintain them and control dust (“Yana Curi Report,” 2000; “Why a Lawsuit?” 2000).
Texaco claims that its savings were much smaller than $5 billion and that they complied with environmental laws of Ecuador and international petroleum industry standards.
www.umich.edu /~snre492/Jones/texaco.htm   (3365 words)

 Court TV Online - Legal Documents: Texaco Discrimination Case
Two weeks after it was disclosed that top Texaco executives had been caught on tape apparently plotting to destroy documents and using racial slurs against African-Americans, Texaco agreed Nov. 15, 1996 to pay $176.1 million to settle a 2-year-old race discrimination suit.
Texaco settles the largest ever racial discrimination suit, agreeing to pay $115 million to approximately 1,400 class members, $26.1 million in raises over the next five years to minority workers, and $35 million to fund a Task Force to implement changes in the company's human resources programs.
Texaco released this report titled "Interim Report of Independent Counsel" appointed to investigate allegations that Texaco executives had used racial slurs in a meeting and discussed destroying documents.
www.courttv.com /legaldocs/business/texaco   (502 words)

 Amazon.com: Texaco: A Novel: Books: Patrick Chamoiseau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It ends with her founding Texaco, a shanty town built on the grounds of an old oil refinery on the outskirts of Fort-de-France.
Chamoiseau begins in the present with the arrival of an urban planner, whom the residents of Texaco mistake for Christ.
Texaco, the place, is the heartbeat of the Creole nation of Martinique.
www.amazon.com /Texaco-Novel-Patrick-Chamoiseau/dp/0679751750   (1850 words)

 Texaco Race Discrimination Litigation (detailed background) - Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Their suspicions were confirmed when secret tape recordings of Texaco executives revealed not only grossly insensitive racial attitudes but also a willingness on the part of these executives to destroy and withhold sensitive internal human resources documents pertinent to the discrimination litigation.
Texaco paid $115 million cash into the class fund, which was designated for distribution among the approximately 1,500 current and former employees.
In addition, Texaco agreed to the creation of an independent Equality and Tolerance Task Force which was given broad powers over the company's anti-discrimination, affirmative action and diversity efforts.
www.blbglaw.com /cases/texacofactsheet.html   (488 words)

 Professional Fair Use after Texaco
The interplay in the Texaco decision, however, has had a surprising effect: the court's determinations under the first and third factors have markedly decreased the potential significance of a nonprofit use in the analysis of the fourth factor.
Thus, Texaco does not clarify the scope of professional fair use in the university environment, but it may alert us to recognize that certain activities in the nonprofit research community may, at some point in the future, be vulnerable to challenge.
Texaco may be a call to professionals who use and professionals who provide access to research materials, our research and library community, to work together to find a balance between the traditional mode of access and newer on-line services and electronic or facsimile document delivery.
utsystem.edu /OGC/IntellectualProperty/tex2.HTM   (2180 words)

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