This photo taken and released by Rio de Janeiro's government, shows an aerial view of a boat crossing an area of an oil spill in an offshore field operated by Chevron at the Bacia de Campos, in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro state's environment secretary, Carlos Minc, says Brazil is expected to fine Chevron nearly $28 million for the ongoing offshore oil spill and will also ask Chevron to pay for damages caused by the Atlantic spill. Minc said Monday he considers the fine way too lenient, but it's the maximum allowed under current Brazilian law. (AP Photo/Rio de Janeiro's government,Rogerio Santana)
Brazil’s federal audit court wants to investigate contracts between Chevron Corp (CVX) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4), its partner at the Frade project where an oil leak occurred, O Globo reported, without saying where it got the information.
The court will also give a 15 days limit for the national oil agency, known as ANP, to clarify its inspection processes, the Rio de Janeiro-based newspaper said.