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CHEVRONTEXACO'S CHIEF TALKS ABOUT GYRATING GAS PRICES, MIDDLE EAST TURMOIL--AND RECORD PROFITS

From commuters to futures traders, everyone wants to know about the price of gasoline. But the man who runs one of the world's largest purveyors of black gold has a lot of other things on his mind too. Dave O'Reilly, CEO of ChevronTexaco, chatted with TIME correspondent Jeffrey Ressner about the environment, alternative energy, global unrest and, yes, the price of gas.

TIME: ChevronTexaco recently announced the biggest profits in its history, driven largely by the sharp rise in gas prices. Should folks who aren't shareholders be happy about that?

DAVE O'REILLY: I hope that people would be happy. When you...

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