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Chevron fined $2.7m for multiple leaks in California 03 October 2019

US regulators fined Chevron $2.7 million on October 2 for illegally allowing uncontrolled oil spills at the Cymric Oil Field in Kern County, California. The spills occurred between May and July earlier this year when around 32,000 barrels of oil and water were released covering almost an acre of dry stream bed....

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Chevron fined £5m over fatal 2011 UK refinery explosion 06 June 2019

The former owners of an oil refinery in Pembroke, west Wales, have been fined over an explosion in June 2011 that killed four contractors. Chevron will have to pay a fine of £5 million and court costs of £1 million as part of a deal it struck with Valero Energy UK Limited, which bought the site shortly after the disaster....

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Production to restart at Chevron platform in North Sea after suspected gas leak causes shutdown 30 April 2018

Production was suspended on April 28 at a North Sea oil platform following a suspected gas leak. Chevron said the Alba Northern platform was shut at 17:50 as gas bubbles were spotted in the water. All 124 staff on the Alba Northern were safe and remained on the platform, the company said....

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Chevron to introduce new barrier technology for oil leaks from contaminated land into water 13 July 2017

Oil giant Chevron wants to introduce new technology to contain and clean up petroleum leaking into the Hudson River from its old facilities at the Port of Rensselaer in upstate New York. The company plans to install a so-called ‘oleophilic bio barrier’ (OBB) along 200 feet of Hudson shoreline to contain and gradually break down petroleum that is currently seeping into the river....

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US Supreme Court rules in favour of Chevron in Ecuador pollution case 21 June 2017

The long-running $8.65 billion pollution case against Chevron brought by Ecuadorian villagers and their American lawyer passed a significant milestone when the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of the oil major on June 19. The court turned down an appeal of lower court rulings blocking enforcement in the United States of an Ecuadorian judgement against Chevron in 2011....

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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....