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Argentina court OKs inquiry into president over Chevron deal

Buenos Aires - An appeals court judge gave a green light for Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner to be investigated for abuse of authority in a major Chevron fracking deal.
In the Media by AFP

Romanian villagers take on Chevron over shale gas

Pungesti - US energy major Chevron, shielded by barbed wire, under police protection and under fire from egg throwers, is in trouble in Romania with villagers angry at its drive to drill for shale gas.
In the Media by Isabelle Wesselingh (AFP)

Chevron, YPF ramp up Argentina shale investment

Buenos Aires - US oil giant Chevron and state-controlled YPF unveiled plans to spend another $1.6 billion to develop Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation for oil and gas projects.The investment comes on top of $1.
In the Media by AFP

Chevron's U.S. win in Ecuador case looms over cases elsewhere

Ecuadorean villagers who are trying to get billions of dollars from Chevron Corp for pollution in the Amazon jungle are ready to refocus their fight on pending suits in other countries after a setback...
In the Media by Mica Rosenberg (Reuters)

US judge backs Chevron fight against Ecuador judgment

New York - A US federal judge Tuesday ruled in favor of Chevron in an Ecuador environmental case, saying fraud was used to obtain a judgment ordering the oil giant to pay $9.5 billion.US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said a six-week trial proved that the Ecuadoran ...
In the Media by John Biers (AFP)

U.S. judge backs Chevron fight against Ecuador judgment

New York - A US federal judge Tuesday ruled in favor of Chevron in an Ecuador environmental case, saying fraud was used to obtain a judgment ordering the oil giant to pay $9.5 billion.US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said a six-week trial proved that the Ecuadoran ...
In the Media by AFP

Ecuador $9.5 billion ruling against Chevron was corrupt: U.S. judge

An American lawyer used "corrupt means" to secure a multi-billion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador, a U.S.
In the Media by Joseph Ax (Reuters)

Mia Farrow expresses 'anger' at Chevron over Ecuador claim

Pichincha - Actress Mia Farrow has hit out at US oil giant Chevron as she visited an Amazonian region Ecuador accuses the company of polluting.
In the Media by AFP

Chevron sued for gross negligence over Richmond refinery fire

Richmond - Oil giant Chevron has been sued in federal court for gross negligence in connection with last week's toxic refinery fire in Richmond, California.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Huge fire engulfs Chevron California oil refinery (video)

Richmond - Chevron's Richmond, California oil refinery erupted in flames yesterday. The fire is now contained, but still burning this morning. No injuries have been reported.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Chevron oil rig explodes off Nigerian coast, two workers missing

Houston - Chevron Oil has confirmed it is working to contain an explosion on a natural gas drilling rig approximately six miles off the Nigerian coast, with two contractors on the rig unaccounted for.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

Chevron loses $18bn appeal for environmental damage in Ecuador

Quito - A court in Ecuador confirmed on appeal a sentence issued in February 2011, which orders the U.S. oil company Chevron to pay US$ 18 billion to villagers for environmental damages in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Chevron faces fine over Brazil spill

The oil company Chevron faces a fine over an oil spill. The company is going to be fined $28 million, the Brazilian government announced.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Oil spill disaster in Brazil: This time Chevron is to blame

In yet another environmental disaster, off shore oil drilling has caused 416,400 litres of oil to flood into the sea 370km (230 miles) off the Brazilian coast.
In the Media by Andre C James - 1 comment

Chevron and BP hit oil with new deepwater well in Gulf of Mexico

San Ramon - Situated in 6,759 feet of water and drilled to a depth of 31,545 feet, Chevron and BP have announced a new oil discovery in the “prolific” Lower Tertiary Trend, located in the Gulf of Mexico deepwaters 216 miles off the Louisiana coast.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 3 comments

Chevron blast kills four in Wales, investigations launched

London - An explosion Thursday evening at Chevron’s Pembroke oil refinery in southwest Wales killed four workers and a fifth worker was hospitalized with serious injuries, with no health or safety risks to the public being reported.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Greenpeace activists board Chevron rig, stop offshore drilling

Greenpeace activists Tuesday occupied an oil drilling ship anchored off Shetland Isles to push for a ban on deepwater drilling in the North Sea. Two members used boats to reach the 228-metre Stena Carron and attached themselves to its anchor chain.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 1 comment

Louisiana oil spill highlights need to protect Gulf from drilling

After being noticed early on Tuesday morning, the US Coast Guard, State of Louisiana and the Cypress Pipeline Company have been working for days to contain a pipeline leak that has seen 18,000 gallons of oil released.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

Chevron struggling, cutting 2,000 jobs this year

Chevron says that it will be cutting 2,000 jobs and selling some overseas projects to restore its struggling marketing, refinery and transportation operations.
In the Media by Elliot Meszaros - 3 comments

Military Regime in Burma Propped up by Western Energy Companies

A rights group has accused Western energy giants Total and Chevron of helping the military regime in Burma earn nearly $5 billion from gas projects that they run in the Southeast Asian country.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 1 comment

Nigerian militant group claims more attacks on oil pipelines

Even as global oil prices fall in reflection of pessimism in the worldwide economy, the Nigerian militant group MEND is disrupting oil output from the Niger Delta and hitting pipelines that had previously been repaired.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Chevron May Admit to Saddam Kickback Scheme

Chevron is ready to announce that it should have known that kickbacks were being paid to Iraq under the U.N. sanctioned food for oil program.
In the Media by rob13 - 2 comments

High Diesel Prices Create New Kind Of Tax Evasion

DUESSELDORF (dpa) - The extreme rise in diesel prices in Germany has given rise to a new special kind of tax evasion: the "dieselisation" of common heating oil. German customs officials at any rate, with their mobile inspection groups, have their ha...
In the Media by Gustav Brand

Chevron To Acquire Texaco For $35 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK – Chevron Corp. is acquiring Westchester-based Texaco Inc. for $35 billion, creating the world’s fourth-largest oil company. The combined company will be called ChevronTexaco Corp., and joins the ranks of other industry powerho.
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