Category: Accidents

Chevron didn’t report gas operation, regulators say

Chevron Corp. didn’t report to Brazil’s oil regulator that hydrogen sulfide was mixed with the crude it was producing at a well in the Frade field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, said Magda Chambriard, a director at the regulator.  More »

Chevron was “irresponsible” in Brazil spill

Chevron Corp. (CVX) was “irresponsible” and acted with an “absolute lack of caution” in operations that led to a leak in the Frade oilfield off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, the state’s governor said.  More »

Underground pipe in Colorado eyed in seepage

Colorado state health officials fear that a leaky underground pipe that leads to a tank at a Suncor Energy refinery might have leaked a “sizable” amount of petroleum near the South Platte River, a major source of water for Colorado and Nebraska.  More »

San Antonio firefighters battle fire at refinery

Firefighters are working to extinguish a blaze at a San Antonio refinery this afternoon, according to a WOAI story.  More »

Chevron to brief U.S. regulators on Brazilian oil spill

Chevron Corp. will brief U.S. offshore drilling regulators about its recent oil spill near the coast of Brazil, a top Obama administration official said today.  More »

Chevron is blocked from oil drilling in Brazil as probe continues

Chevron Corp., the U.S. oil producer operating the $3.6 billion Frade oilfield off the coast of Brazil, was blocked from drilling in the South American country while the government probes a recent spill.  More »

Brazil temporarily halts Chevron drilling due to spill

Brazil has banned Chevron from drilling for oil in Brazilian waters until investigators determine the cause of an oil spill from an offshore well.  More »

Chevron spill unlikely to prompt new Brazilian rules

While fallout from the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill reverberated across the deep-water drilling industry last year, the oil leaking into Brazil’s Atlantic waters this month won’t create such major waves, energy analysts say.  More »

Brazil says oil slick has shrunk

Brazil says the size of an oil slick at a well operated by Chevron Corp. off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state is more than 80 percent smaller than it was four days ago.  More »

Chevron hasn’t been notified of fines by Brazil

Chevron Corp. (CVX), operator of the $3.6 billion Frade oilfield off the Brazilian coast, said it hasn’t received any notices of fines or other penalties from Brazil’s government stemming from a subsea crude leak.  More »

Chevron, Transocean may face restrictions after Brazil spill

Chevron Corp. (CVX), the second-largest U.S. crude producer, and Transocean Ltd. may have operations restricted in Brazil following an oil spill in deep waters off the country’s coast.  More »

Chevron could face $28 million fine for Brazil spill

Rio de Janeiro state’s environment secretary says Brazil is expected to fine Chevron nearly $28 million for an ongoing offshore oil spill.  More »

Medical crews overwhelmed by North Dakota oil boom

Emergency medical crews in North Dakota’s Oil Patch describe the challenges they face as “crazy” or “overwhelming” and “like a war zone.”  More »

Chevron takes blame for Brazil oil spill

An ongoing oil spill off the Brazilian coast occurred because Chevron underestimated the pressure in an underwater reservoir, the head of the company’s Brazil operations said.  More »

Brazil official: Chevron unprepared for leak

U.S.-based Chevron Corp. was not prepared for the offshore oil leak at one of its wells, the head of environmental affairs for Brazil’s federal police said.  More »