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Chevron ordered to halt oil spill into California canyon

Chevron ordered to halt oil spill into California canyonCalifornia regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt the flow. The seep out of the ground where Chevron injects steam to extract underground crude oil has been happening on and off since May. The state has issued Chevron a notice of violation ordering it to stop steam injections around the area where the seep was occurring in the large Cymric Oil Field about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Bakersfield.



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Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil, water in California

Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil, water in CaliforniaOfficials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state's last two major oil spills.



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Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil, water in California

Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil, water in CaliforniaOfficials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state's last two major oil spills. The newly revealed spill has been flowing off and on since May and has again stopped, Chevron spokeswoman Veronica Flores-Paniagua said. Chevron reported that 794,000 gallons (about 3 million liters) of oil and water have leaked out of the ground where it uses steam injection to extract oil in the large Cymric Oil Field about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Bakersfield.



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UPDATE 1-White House discussing renewing license for Chevron to operate in Venezuela

UPDATE 1-White House discussing renewing license for Chevron to operate in VenezuelaThe Trump Administration is discussing whether to renew a license allowing Chevron Corp to continue operating in Venezuela despite U.S. sanctions on the country’s oil sector, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday. The waiver issued by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control will expire on July 27. Kudlow heaped praise on Chevron, calling it a “fabulous” energy company with an “illustrious tradition” in Venezuela.



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Court scraps multibillion-dollar Ecuador damages against Chevron

Court scraps multibillion-dollar Ecuador damages against ChevronAn appeals court in The Hague has cancelled $ 9.5 billion in damages handed down by an Ecuadoran court against American energy giant Chevron for causing oil pollution in the Amazon jungle, Quito said Friday. The original ruling dates back to 2011 and was twice upheld on appeal in Ecuador, but Chevron took its protest to The Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration, claiming it had already been exonerated of any wrongdoing. The Dutch court decided Ecuador was guilty of “denial of justice” and ordered it to annul its sentence against Chevron, Ecuador’s public prosecutor Inigo Salvador said.



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Court scraps multi-billion-dollar Ecuador damages against Chevron

Court scraps multi-billion-dollar Ecuador damages against ChevronAn appeals court in The Hague cancelled $ 9.5 billion in damages handed down by an Ecuadoran court against American energy giant Chevron for causing oil pollution in the Amazon jungle, Ecuador’s public prosecutor said Friday. The original ruling dates back to 2011 and was twice upheld on appeal in Ecuador, but Chevron took its protest to The Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration, claiming it had already been exonerated of any wrongdoing.



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Exxon pulls offshore workers; Shell, Chevron cut output due to Alberto

Exxon pulls offshore workers; Shell, Chevron cut output due to AlbertoExxon Mobil Corp evacuated non-essential workers from the Lena production platform in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto, the company said on Sunday. Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp shut production on platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico due to Alberto and evacuated workers from those sites, the companies said. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Alberto was transitioning to a tropical cyclone as its circulation became more focused around a central core located 135 miles (220 km) west of Tampa, Florida, with 50 mile per hour winds (85 kph).



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Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests

Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrestsU.S. oil major Chevron Corp has evacuated executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA, according to four sources familiar with the matter. Chevron asked other employees to avoid the facilities of its joint venture with the OPEC nation’s oil firm, the sources said. The arrests, in a raid by national intelligence officers, were the first at a foreign oil firm since Venezuela’s government launched a purge last fall that has resulted in detentions of more than 80 executives at PDVSA and business partners accused of corruption.



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Florida cites complaints over Chevron gas prices as shortages mount

Florida cites complaints over Chevron gas prices as shortages mountBy Devika Krishna Kumar and Jessica Resnick-Ault NEW YORK (Reuters) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said on Thursday her office had received 45 complaints of inflated prices at Chevron Corp branded gasoline stations in the southern part of the state, as shortages worsened ahead of Hurricane Irma’s expected U.S. landfall this weekend. More than 1,800 gas stations – more than a quarter of the state’s total – were without fuel late Thursday, up from 1,200 Wednesday, ahead of Irma, which is battering the Caribbean with winds at speeds of around 185 miles per hour (300 km per hour).



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