Brazil suspends Chevron drilling rights until it clarifies the recent oil spill

Mercopress, 11/28/2011

Chevron Brazil CEO George Buck apologized and said the company acted responsibly

Brazil’s National Oil Regulator (ANP) said on Wednesday that it is suspending the drilling rights of US oil major Chevron in national territory until it clarifies conditions of the recent oil spill in its Frade field.

The ANP also said it has denied Chevron’s request to drill into ultra-deep sub-salt areas, which hold huge deposits of oil off Brazil’s coast.

More than 2.400 barrels leaked into the Atlantic Ocean about 370 kilometers off the northeastern coast of Rio de Janeiro state.

Read more…

One thought on “Brazil suspends Chevron drilling rights until it clarifies the recent oil spill

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s