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CHEVRON GETS COURT ORDER BLOCKING EPA SHUTDOWN OF CLEAN FUELS PROJECT

 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal court this afternoon granted Chevron's request to block an Environmental Protection Agency order that shut down a major clean fuels project at the company's El Segundo refinery near Los Angeles.
 "We're very pleased with the decision, which will help us to keep this $700 million project on schedule," said Mike Holmes, refinery general manager. "Although we had to stop work earlier today to comply with the EPA order, we plan to start again on Monday."
 Chevron (NYSE: CHV) asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit earlier today to stay the EPA shutdown order, which idled the project at 2 p.m. today. The court granted Chevron's request, blocking the EPA order indefinitely.
 Holmes said the project will have significant environmental benefits, and that preliminary project work has caused no environmental impacts and was essential to meeting the federal deadline for making the clean fuels.
 The temporary interruption of work on the clean fuels project has not affected normal refinery operations at El Segundo.
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 /CONTACT: Rod Spackman of Chevron's El Segundo Refinery, 310-615-5281/
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