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New York judge supports Chevron in Ecuador pollution case 05 March 2014

On March 4, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New York said he found "clear and convincing evidence" that attorney Steven Donziger's Ecuador-supported legal team used bribery, fraud and extortion in pursuit of an $18 billion judgement against Chevron Corp in Ecuador issued in 2011. This is a setback for Ecuadorean villagers hoping to collect on the original award....

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One missing, one injured in Chevron frack pad blast in southwestern Pennsylvania 12 February 2014

Pennsylvania police have confirmed that one person remains unaccounted for and another is injured after the February 11 explosion at a Chevron-operated natural gas well in Dunkard Township, Greene County. The injured worker does not have life-threatening injuries, according to state troopers....

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Chevron Mississippi refinery explosion kills one 15 November 2013

Authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion and fire at the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery in southern Mississippi refinery that killed one worker on November 14. Chevron said in a statement that the explosion occurred in one of its processing units in a furnace, killing the worker....

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Brazil court settles Chevron oil spill case 04 October 2013

A Brazilian federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against US oil company Chevron after approving a negotiated settlement, a decision that closes a nearly two-year legal battle over an oil spill in November 2011. Brazilian prosecutors sought 40 billion Reais (18 billion dollars) in damages from Chevron and offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd for a 3,600-barrel leak in the Frade offshore oil field Chevron operates northeast of Rio de Janeiro....

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Chevron and Transocean settle over Brazil oil spill 17 September 2013

US energy giant Chevron and Swiss-based rig operator Transocean signed a deal with Brazilian prosecutors on September 13 to settle lawsuits over an oil spill off the country's coast. Chevron has agreed to pay $41.6m in compensation over the leak of 3,500 barrels of crude in November 2011 from the deepwater Frade field, 370km northwest of Rio de Janeiro....

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Saipem reports rig loss off Angola 03 July 2013

On July 1, Saipem of Italy said its Perro Negro 6 jackup rig sank off Angola after the seabed collapsed under the weight of one of its three legs. The rig was under contract with Chevron until early 2015. One crew member, a Bulgarian, is missing, and six other workers suffered minor injuries, Saipem reported....

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News Extra: Chevron signs high-risk shale deal with Argentina 29 June 2013

US oil major Chevron agreed in mid-May to invest $1.5 billion in Argentina's large shale development project in Patagonia, despite energy industry scepticism over Argentine President Cristina Fernandez keeping promises made to the group during negotiations....

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CSB says US regulation needs strengthening in Chevron refinery blast interim report 16 April 2013

On April 15 the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said that Chevron should check for ongoing damage to pipes and equipment at its US refineries to prevent another explosion like the August 6 pipeline blast at the company's San Francisco Bay area refinery. The pipeline walls had thinned significantly in the years prior to the August 6 explosion, the board said....

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Brazil lifts Chevron oil production ban 11 April 2013

Brazil's National Petroleum Agency (ANP) said it had approved Chevron's plan to resume production in four wells of the Frade oil field, located some 370 kilometres northwest of Rio, for a period of 12 months and in two other wells for a period of two months....

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Chevron pipeline oil spill is third major leak in Utah in three years 26 March 2013

Chevron’s third pipeline spill in Utah in as many years on March 25 released hundreds of barrels of oil, polluting a river and leading to the closure of a state park and the evacuation of campers. Dozens of cleanup workers are now mopping up the fuel along the north-eastern edge of the Great Salt Lake in an attempt to avert a wildlife disaster....