#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 18th, 2014 12:50
#2 By: Acer Platanoides , February 18th, 2014 12:58
(There's nothing here really specific to fracking techniques, from what I can tell.)
Location of the well relative to explosion sensitive receptors like human beings, is very much part of the technique.
#3 By: Christopher Waldrop, February 18th, 2014 13:02
Since one man is dead I'm not sure it's technically accurate that they "really flubbed the execution".
The gift certificate's expiration date of May 1, 2014 is a nice touch, though. "Sorry a loved one was killed or you were injured! You have less than two months to claim your compensation!"
#4 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 18th, 2014 13:06
I should note that this was sent to members of the community nearby the well, not what Chevron sent to the family of the dead man.
#5 By: euansmith, February 18th, 2014 13:12
Bobtown? Really America, please do better.
#6 By: Boundegar, February 18th, 2014 13:12
In related news, Chevron board of directors awards Regional Manager - Pennsylvania the Medal of Petroleum.
#7 By: Mark Dow, February 18th, 2014 13:15
Well's Fargo uses meat apologies. After they mangled my refinance, I got a nice apology letter with a color brochure (customized for Well's Fargo) of gourmet meats to choose from. "Sorry we screwed you, enjoy some meat."
#8 By: Joe Castleman, February 18th, 2014 13:29
Maybe it's good enough for those Appalachians...
#9 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 18th, 2014 13:41
In that context, it seems more reasonable. Somehow, "Sorry we blew up some shit near your town, have a pizza" doesn't work as well.
#10 By: knoxblox, February 18th, 2014 14:06
Well, with so many farms foreclosed upon or cattle/pigs destroyed by human pollution activity, it's rather convenient to use meat apologies, don't you think?
#11 By: Engineer, February 18th, 2014 14:49
Let them eat cake, er, pie... pizza pie.
#12 By: Jon Sowden, February 18th, 2014 15:12
I guess it's slightly better than using either May 4 or April 1 though.
#13 By: Ross, February 18th, 2014 15:20
If you've ever lived in a small town, you ought to know that there's not much in the way of local resources to draw on as consolation material. Maybe two gas stations, a small grocer and one or two restaurants. In this case, obviously a pizza place. Being that all but one family endured only a distant thud, it seems adequate.
#14 By: euansmith, February 18th, 2014 15:37
What would be appropriate, I wonder, a selection of barbequed meats?
#15 By: gwwar, February 18th, 2014 16:32
Could someone photoshop in a gas explosion next to pizza doge?
#16 By: ChrisL, February 18th, 2014 19:36
This is AWESOME!! SRSLY!! Now the town folks can pool their coupons together and buy a new acquifer!!
#17 By: Acer Platanoides , February 18th, 2014 19:44
Bottomless refills from the drinks fountain!
#18 By: Tim, February 18th, 2014 19:50
They're just like one of those cheap-ass friends who promises to buy you pizza for spending a whole Saturday helping him move, and then just springs for Little Caesar's.
#19 By: gilbert wham, February 18th, 2014 19:53
#20 By: Bobo the talking chimp, February 18th, 2014 21:22
Maybe it was more of a "Ha ha! We slipped you the sausage once, take your pick of which one you want this time!".
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