March 20, 2007
SO HALLIBURTON is moving from Houston to Dubai, where they get their real money. This shouldn't surprise us, since their allegiance is to the almighty petro-dollar and not to us, the American people. In the 1990s, when Vice President Cheney was CEO of Halliburton, the firm had the job of repairing Iraq's oil fields while Saddam Hussein was still in power. And these are the people running our government. Who are they really working for? John Oliver Mason Philadelphia
June 13, 1997 |
Numar Corp., the Malvern manufacturer of high-tech oil exploration equipment, has agreed to be acquired by Halliburton Co., of Dallas, for $360 million. Halliburton, one of the world's largest energy-service companies, said it acquired Numar to gain control of its technology, known as MRIL, which is used in test wells to determine how much oil might be there. The equipment is similar to magnetic resonance imagining technology used in medicine. Guy T. Marcus, Halliburton's vice president for investor relations, said Numar would remain in Malvern.
July 27, 2013 |
The oil services company Halliburton agreed Thursday to plead guilty to destroying evidence during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in 2010, admitting one count of criminal conduct and agreeing to pay the $200,000 maximum statutory fine, according to the Justice Department. In a startling turn in the three-year-old criminal investigation, Halliburton said that on two occasions during the oil spill, it directed employees to destroy or "get rid of" simulations that would have helped clarify how to assign blame for the blowout - and possibly focused more attention on Halliburton's role.
July 19, 2002 |
Avoiding the controversy swirling around his own business dealings, Vice President Cheney said yesterday that the government intended to do everything possible to pursue corporate wrongdoers. "We will not allow the deeds of a few to tarnish our free enterprise," Cheney said during a GOP fund-raising event at the West Conshohocken Marriott for State Sen. James Gerlach (R., Chester), who is running for the Sixth Congressional District seat against Democrat Dan Wofford. Cheney said that accurate statements by corporations about their profits were critical to restoring confidence in the economy.
June 21, 2011 |
HOUSTON - A Texas woman tearfully told jurors yesterday that she was "scared to death" and held against her will by her employer after being drugged and sexually assaulted in Iraq at the hands of co-workers for military contractor KBR Inc. Jamie Leigh Jones, 26, is one of several women who worked for KBR and former parent Halliburton Co. who say they were sexually assaulted or harassed while working for the companies in Iraq. Jones says she was raped in 2005 while working for KBR at Camp Hope, Baghdad.
October 10, 2000 |
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have promised to restore honor and integrity to the White House. Yet Cheney is receiving a "golden parachute" worth millions of dollars from Halliburton Co., the nation's largest oil service company. Halliburton's payment of the huge sum to Cheney raises the question of whether this is legitimate executive compensation or an attempt by the nation's oil industry to purchase access and influence in the White House. Cheney is voluntarily leaving the company, where he worked only five years, to run for national office.
July 2, 2002 |
Fossett in home stretch in around-the-world quest Steve Fossett is oh-so-close to finally flying his balloon around the world all by himself. After years of crash landings, the Chicago tycoon was expected to reach western Australia within the day and claim the record of being the first solo balloonist to circumnavigate the globe. Fossett, 58, will finish when he crosses 117 degrees longitude, expected sometime late this morning EDT, but won't land until several hours later in southwest Australia.
September 3, 2011
WWII's end is commemorated PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - About 20 World War II veterans gathered aboard the battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 66th year since the end of World War II. The USS Missouri was anchored in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, when it hosted Japanese leaders who signed surrender documents formally ending the war. The decommissioned vessel is now a museum called the Battleship Missouri Memorial. On Friday, about 300 people - including the veterans and active-duty sailors, Marines, airmen, and soldiers - observed the anniversary with a ceremony on the vessel's teak deck.
September 13, 2000 |
For Dick Cheney, the Republican vice presidential candidate, a visit to friendly front lines in a battleground state must have been a welcome relief. His appearance before about 150 senior citizens in Kingston, a GOP stronghold outside Wilkes-Barre, meant time away from questions that have dogged his campaign recently - about his $20 million retirement package from Halliburton Co., about how he has not voted in many recent elections, about toilets. "Yeah, the great toilet issue," Cheney said with a touch of sarcasm in a later interview with several reporters.
July 26, 2000 |
If Dick Cheney is elected vice president, he will bring into the White House a perspective not often found there - one gained from steering a global energy company through the stormy seas of oil-price fluctuations. Cheney became chairman and chief executive officer of Halliburton Co. in 1995, after nearly three decades in government. Yesterday, George W. Bush tapped the former secretary of defense and White House chief of staff to be his running mate on the Republican ticket. Halliburton, of Dallas, is the world's largest provider of services for crude-oil and natural-gas production.