A Forest of Dean co-operator sent a lead to this news:
The Co-operative, which recently bought out Somerfield, has inherited a partnership with Texaco. Chevron, bought by Texaco in 2001, is responsible for millions of gallons of crude oil and toxic waste polluting 1,700 hectares of the Amazon rainforest.
A spokesperson for the Co-operative Group responded: ‘Fuel at our Texaco-branded forecourts has been supplied by Valero since 1 August 2011 when Valero acquired the Texaco brand from Chevron.
‘We no longer source any fuel from Texaco’s former parent company, Chevron. ‘We have 219 forecourts, 150 of which are Texaco-branded. The vast majority of these were acquired when we bought Somerfield, and are subject to long-term commercial contracts, which will be reviewed at the appropriate time.