Chevron: Sorry our well exploded; here's some free pizza

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February 19, 2014 7:11:18 AM PST
A Chevron natural gas well exploded last week, killing one worker and injuring another in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Chevron says "around the clock" efforts continue to shut the well, CNN reports.

Meanwhile, concerned residents who live near the well are getting compensation of sorts from the corporation: Free pizza and sodas.

Chevron is dispensing 100 gift certificates for pizza and soft drinks to those in the area of Greene County. An employee at Bobtown Pizza confirmed the corporation's order of gift certificates to CNN.

Chevron's edible outreach is not sitting well with some recipients.

One resident tweets: "Worst apology ever: Sorry our ... well exploded. Here's a free pizza"

In a statement to CNN, Chevron stated that the corporation "offered a token of appreciation" to neighbors who were affected by the events.

A letter also accompanied the gift certificates, according to CNN affiliate KDKA, with the letter stating, "Chevron recognizes the effect this has had on the community. We value being a responsible member of this community and will continue to strive to achieve incident-free operations. We are committed to taking action to safeguard our neighbors, our employees, our contractors and the environment."

"We appreciate the strong support we have received from nearby residents as we work to respond to this incident in a safe manner," the Chevron statement said.

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