The Chevron Ecuador case has been the base of controversy for years. This site sets the facts straight and gives the public the right to know the truth about this case. For years, U.S. trial lawyers, political operatives and activists have waged a campaign of misinformation against Chevron in Ecuador. Without evidence, facts or science that will stand up to international scrutiny, these U.S. trial lawyers and their representatives continue to freely release false and misleading information in an attempt to force a large financial settlement in the lawsuit. The false news and misleading information needs to be corrected - This is Chevron's blog to set the record straight.
Texaco Petroleum (Texpet) was minority partner in an exploration and production venture with Petroecuador, Ecuador's state-owned oil company. The production operation took place primarily on government lands and was conducted in compliance with Ecuadorian laws and regulations. Roughly 1.7 billion barrels of crude oil were produced, with the Government of Ecuador (GOE) receiving 95 percent of the total financial proceeds. View media and read more about the history of Chevron in Ecuador.
Since becoming president in 2006, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is steadily becoming known as the tyrant with a smile. On Capitol Hill, Correa has been referred to as a tyrant with an “irresponsible tongue” that abuses his power within his country. Read more >>
American lawmakers and the press are aware of Correa’s disregard for the free press. Questioning the president is dangerous for the press. He has imposed multi-million dollar fines (later magnanimously forgiven) to El Universo of Guayaquil for publishing a column that question the events of a police uprising against Correa. He has also confiscated or closed down radio stations that question his policies. Read more >>
Last month, a federal court in Manhattan found that a U.S. plaintiffs’ lawyer had masterminded a multibillion dollar fraud and extortion scheme against Chevron in Ecuador. Three days later, a California appellate court affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit against Dole as a “fraud on the court” perpetrated by U.S. and Nicaraguan plaintiffs’ lawyers. These rulings are welcome news not only for the companies involved, but also to anyone who cares about justice and the reliability of our legal system. Read more >>
Chevron Corp. on Monday reiterated a demand for $32 million in attorneys’ fees it spent discrediting an Ecuadorian court’s $9.5 billion pollution judgment, contending that its victory on racketeering claims against opposing attorney Steven Donziger triggers a fee award automatically. Read more >>
The World Bank report goes on to communicate that 35 percent of Ecuadorians live in poverty, and that another 17 percent are “vulnerable” to poverty. Added up, that’s 52 percent of the country that’s in a poverty situation. Where’s the so-called Ecuadorian miracle’? Read more >>