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News Extra: Chevron greenlights largest oil project since 2014 08 August 2016

US oil major Chevron has approved a US$36.8bn expansion of the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan, the largest single investment by the sector since the oil-price crash in 2014. The Future Growth and Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP) project will increase oil production by 260,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), adding around 50% to the current 514,000 boe/d output....

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Chevron pays $5 million to family of Pennsylvania well fire victim 01 June 2015

According to Reuters, Chevron has paid a reported $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed last year by the parents of a worker who died in a gas well fire in western Pennsylvania. Local media said the $5 million settlement had been approved by a judge in Pittsburgh earlier this month....

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Chevron pipeline closed after fatal incident 17 September 2014

Chevron Pipe Line Co. closed an Gulf of Mexico offshore gas pipeline after an incident on September 13 left a contract worker dead and two others injured. The pipeline links Gulf of Mexico production facilities to the Henry Hub storage and delivery point at Erath in Louisiana....

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Chevron Pennsylvania shale well explosion probably caused by human error 11 August 2014

Human error by an inexperienced natural gas well worker probably led to a February explosion that caused a fatal fire on a Marcellus Shale well site in Greene County, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said. The findings were part of a DEP report released on August 6 following a month-long investigation of the incident on the Chevron well site in Dunkard that resulted in the death of a field service technician....

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Argentine court orders probe into YPF-Chevron shale deal 15 May 2014

On May 13, an Argentine federal court ordered an investigation of President Cristina Fernandez for alleged abuse of authority in connection with state-owned oil company YPF's deal with Chevron to develop the massive Vaca Muerta shale formation in Neuquen province in western Patagonia....

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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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