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Texas Oil Companies Tell Employees to Bike to Work to Save Money

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on May 30th, 2007 5:57 am by HL

Rolling in on two wheels

Some of the world’s biggest gas peddlers are encouraging their workers to pump the pedal.

Exxon Mobil, BP and ConocoPhillips are among the Houston-area employers trying to make it easier for employees to bike to work.

Workers already have enough excuses: potholes, impatient drivers and the Houston heat.

But some businesses are easing the commute for those who decide the exercise and reduced emissions make biking worthwhile. They’re giving them locker rooms, shower areas and safe places to park their bikes.

“I figure I save $3 a day every time I commute,” said Dave Ivy, a projects manager at Exxon Mobil, who’s been biking 14 miles from his home in Katy to Exxon Mobil offices in Westlake three to four times a week for the last few years.

HL’s Take
I guess the oil companies know that thanks to Bush and Cheney, they will be able to keep the prices up to a level that is so high that only rich people can afford it. Typical of Dick Cheney and his pet monkey to only cater to the rich. Cheney you remember held closed door meetings with the heads of the oil companies in which he allowed them to dictate policy, then refused to hand over the notes of those meetings. Since the prices will remain so high the oil companies are giving their less then rich employees to bike to work, like showers, and places to lock the bikes. Gee guys thanks, you guys are the best employers ever.

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