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

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011 - 23:04 UTC
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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. Read full article

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  • geo

    you have already “” deep sea drilling“” competent PetroBras !!

    you never need foreign companies !! don' t you !!

    Nov 24th, 2011 - 09:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Geo,
    who owns the vast majority of rigs in the S. Atlantic?
    Petrobras? The Brasilian government?

    Perhaps you want to 'nationalise' all the foreign-owned corporate hardware and slap a Petrobras label on all the rigs.
    (This is the maxi-Chavez approach, or the Putin Gazprom approach)

    Real life is a bit more complicated - unless you want Brasil to become and act like a dictatorship.

    Nov 24th, 2011 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rogbahia

    I'd like to see the government suspend Petrobras drilling rights, when the same thing happens—and it will.

    Nov 24th, 2011 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

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

    How do you clarify an oil spill?

    apparently, you bring it to the boil and skim off the solids and remove
    the water.
    Ghee, I bet that's a bit like what happens in an oil refinery.

    Nov 24th, 2011 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Let's have a look at the adulatory instance of GeoffWard towards big foreign corporations.

    Geoff says Chevron has caused no spill:
    “and I have to repeat - it was not an oil 'spill'.”

    This is all Petrobrás's fault:
    “And the 'bad guys' in this purchased sector exploitation are Chevron Brasil, Petrobras, Transocean, and a Japanese consortium - which I cannot identify yet” - the Americans make the crap, but it's the Brazilian government, through its Petrobrás proxy who's the bad guy, though it was Petrobrás who alerted Chevron, and even though it was Chevron who caused the leak, who had a contingency plan to abandon the well if things went wrong, who said the spill was a natural phenomenon, who edited images so that the ANP wouldn't know how bad the situation was, and who sent only 4 boats to fight the leak though it had previously announced it had sent instead 16! Naughty Petrobrás!

    In spite of all the lies Chevron has made up and the lightness with which it has dealt with the spill, Geoff says Chevron is a model enterprise - that other companies should look up to it and emulate its behavior:
    ”Some would say this is a model example of good practice in the face of the (inevitable) accidents that happen in the oil extractive industries.“

    Spare Chevron! Put the Chinese on trial, this is all their fault:
    ”I am finding speculation, a lot of the sequential ambiguity of blog-Chinese-Whispers, and a fair amount of spin.”

    Geoff, tell me: is Chevron so desperate that it is now paying inefficient internet trolls to save its face? or are you just naturally a big corporation whore?

    Nov 24th, 2011 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit86

    “I'd like to see the government suspend Petrobras drilling rights, when the same thing happens—and it will.”

    The same has already happened - Petrobrás's has caused at least one spill in the past. The difference is that, when that happened, Petrobrás acted succesfully so that the spill wouldn't develop into the disaster that your country's company, Chevron, has caused - Chevron, who had a contingency plan to abandon the well if things went wrong, who said the spill was a natural phenomenon, who edited images so it could fool the government as to the proportion of the leak, who said it had sent 16 boats to fight the leak though it had sent only 4. Chevron lied from the beginning - thus it is not only incompetent for having let the spill grow to its proportions, but it also deserves to have its drilling rights on other areas removed as well since it has shown to be an unreliable company. Has Petrobrás ever done something like that? Can you say that it will be doing something like that? Or are you just some entitled-ass American expat who doesn't want to have his attention called into how much crap your race can do? Please you too go back to your country. I can't cease to get disgusted by the sort of gringo poor Bahia seems to attract.

    Nov 24th, 2011 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    “Brazil suspends Chevron drilling rights until it clarifies the recent oil spill” (Brazil's National Oil Regulator (ANP))

    Does ANYBODY know what this means?

    Nov 24th, 2011 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    “Brazil suspends Chevron drilling rights until it clarifies the recent oil spill” (Brazil's National Oil Regulator (ANP))

    Does ANYBODY know what this means?

    Well Geoff, it means Brazil suspends Chevron drilling rights until it clarifies the recent oil spill. It also means, if you make a mess in the country (Brazil), it doesn't matter who you are and where you're from, you lie and cheat, you will pay the price and face consequences. That's what a developing nation does that continues developing and something you (Geoff) can't stand at all.

    Nov 25th, 2011 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    You're right Fido, I can't stand it -
    especially when the nation itself lives by the lying and cheating tenet but doesn't pay the price and face the consequences.

    Fido did not win the small prize for a correct answer, so I ask again:

    “Brazil suspends Chevron drilling rights until it clarifies the recent oil spill” (Brazil's National Oil Regulator (ANP))

    Does ANYBODY know what this means?

    Nov 25th, 2011 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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