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Chevron faces $25 mn fine for Brazil oil spill


July 20th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's National Petroleum Agency said Thursday that Chevron Corp. will be fined nearly 50 million reais ($24.7 million) for an oil leak at an ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm declares oil field commercially viable


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS/EFE) The OGX oil firm, part of a consortium led by Brazilian magnate Eike Batista, Wednesday declared a crude discovery off the coast of Rio ... Read more...

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Chevron detects new oil leak in Brazil


March 17th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 17 (IANS/EFE) US oil supermajor Chevron Corp. announced it has detected a small crude leak at the same field off Brazil's coast where another spill occurred ... Read more...

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Chinese-Spanish venture makes oil find in Brazil


February 28th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Chinese-Spanish oil venture Repsol Sinopec Brasil has made a new oil find in Brazil's deepwater Campos Basin, with the discovery offering one of the heaviest accumulations ... Read more...

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Brazil’s oil production hits record high


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS) Brazil's oil and natural gas production was a record high in 2011, authorities said Thursday.According to National Petroleum Agency, Brazil's oil production totalled 768 ... Read more...

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Brazilian officials probe oil found on beach


December 20th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian officials found oil on a beach in Angra dos Reis, a city in Rio de Janeiro state, and are trying to determine if ... Read more...

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Brazil seeking $10 bn from Chevron for oil spill


December 16th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian federal prosecutors are seeking 20 billion reais (some $10 billion) in damages from US oil supermajor Chevron and Swiss-based Transocean for an oil ... Read more...

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`Chevron out of Brazil if it fails to comply with agreement’


December 5th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) US-based Chevron Corp. will have to leave Brazil if it fails to comply with the agreement it reached to deal with the damage caused by an ... Read more...

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Petrobras reports gas leak at drilling platform


November 28th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) A "minimal amount" of gas leaked at a drilling platform off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state in the Campos basin, Brazil's main oil-producing ... Read more...

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Brazil suspends Chevron drilling rights after spill


November 24th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said Wednesday it has temporarily barred Chevron Corp. from drilling new wells after an oil spill two weeks ... Read more...

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Brazilian police question Chevron’s oil clean-up


November 21st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) The head of the Brazilian Federal Police's environmental crimes unit has questioned the legality and methods being used by US-based Chevron Corp. to clean ... Read more...

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Greenpeace protests Chevron oil spill off Brazil


November 19th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 (IANS/EFE) A group of Greenpeace activists held a protest outside Chevron Corp's offices here Friday to draw attention to an oil spill off Brazil's southeastern ... Read more...

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Chevron to cap, abandon leaking Brazil oil well


November 16th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian oil regulator ANP approved Chevron Corp's plan to seal a leaking offshore well, the official Agencia Brasil news agency said Tuesday.The leak began ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm announces new deepwater oil find


April 30th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, April 30 (IANS/EFE) State-controlled energy giant Petrobras announced the discovery of a new high-quality crude deposit in deep waters off Brazil's southeastern coast.Located in the Albacora field of ... Read more...

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Petrobras finds oil signs during deepwater exploration


October 28th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said signs of oil found at in its first deepwater exploration well in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin mark the opening of a ... Read more...

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Brazil oil firm sets oil output record in April


May 9th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras set a new monthly record for oil output in April, producing an average of 2.03 million barrels of crude per day ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm announces new oil finds


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian independent oil company OGX has said it found hydrocarbons in a block it controls in the Campos basin, off Brazil's coast. A 46-meter column of hydrocarbons ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm announces oil find


December 29th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian oil company OGX has said it found a new presence of hydrocarbons in a well in shallow waters of the Campos basin, off the coast ... Read more...

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Brazilian oil giant announces new offshore find


November 18th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Nov 18 (EFE) State-controlled oil company Petrobras has announced the discovery of an estimated 25 million barrels of oil in Brazil's Atlantic waters. The deposit is located in the Campos basin, ... Read more...

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CCEA approves additional investment in OVL block BC-10, Brazil


November 12th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday authorized Oil and Natural Gas Company Videsh Limited (OVL) to make an additional investment of USD70 million taking the ... Read more...

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