18 Dec '11, 1pm

Brazilian Oil Spill Leads To Chevron Lawsuit

Brazilian Oil Spill Leads To Chevron Lawsuit

Brazilian Oil Spill Leads To Chevron Lawsuit December 18th, 2011 BY VeganVerve | No Comments In the United States the mention of an oil spill now brings to mind the massive BP oil spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the drama involved receding into the background, the danger of further oil spills globally continues. One such spill struck Brazil recently due to a U.S. oil company. Chevron has numerous offshore drilling operations ongoing off of the coast of Brazil. Recently, on November 8th, a drilling error caused a significant spill to strike the region. The company is said to have underestimated the pressure while they were drilling which subsequently caused a 3,000 barrel leak. Chevron has admitted to the error. While the Brazilian oil regulator ANP investigates the November spill, Chevron is not allowed to drill new wells for three months. Due to the spill, th...

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