KreamyKappa t1_ja9ooqj wrote

Why the hell do they get to hide which chemicals their refining process puts into the air? The most their competitors could do with that information is reverse engineer the process and use it themselves. If Chevron is doing anything particularly special then they should patent the process. If they're not doing something they can patent, then it's not something their competitors won't also figure out because there are only so many ways that you can turn plastic into a flammable liquid.