ChevronTexaco's O'Reilly: Cooperate to improve industry reputation

David O'Reilly, chairman and CEO of ChevronTexaco Corp., challenged oil and natural gas companies to work together to improve the industry's reputation last month at the Institute of Petroleum's annual meeting in London.Energy is "at the nexus of social, economic, and political change" in many places around the world, said O'Reilly. From Venezuela to Iraq to North Korea, he said, "Current events have put our industry in the spotlight. They raise familiar questions about what we do, how we do it, and the costs and benefits of our products."O'Reilly told industry representatives, "We must have a clear understanding of the consequences of a poor reputation." Those consequ...

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