Tag: Chevron

Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 17:38 UTC

Brad Pitt invited to Ecuador to observe the 'pollution disaster” allegedly caused by Chevron

Correa asked his government to launch a worldwide Internet campaign aimed to warn the Hollywood A-list actor Brad Pitt that he is being “used” by Chevron

US cinema star Brad Pitt has been invited by the Ecuadorian government to observe the pollution in the country's Amazon region allegedly caused by Chevron. President Rafael Correa announced the invitation in his regular weekend report, saying that the oil giant is in preparation of spearheading a film with the movie star about an alleged case against the company.

Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 12:04 UTC

Malaysia's Petronas and YPF sign 550 million deal to develop shale deposits in Patagonia

“In March 2015 the first of three annual phases for development of the La Amarga Chica bloc in Neuquen province will begin,” the statement said.

YPF SA and Petroliam Nasional Bhd, state-controlled companies from Argentina and Malaysia, signed a 550 million dollars deal to drill fields at the world’s fourth-largest shale oil deposit in Patagonia’s Vaca Muerta, south Argentina.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 09:42 UTC

Chevron begins oil and gas production at Tubular Bells, in the Gulf of Mexico

“The deepwater Gulf of Mexico plays a significant part in our earnings and production growth” said George Kirkland, from Chevron Corporation.

Chevron Corporation announced on Tuesday that the Hess Corporation-operated Tubular Bells deepwater project, located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, has started crude oil and natural gas production. The field is located 217 km southeast of New Orleans, in approximately 1,310 m of water in the Mississippi Canyon area.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 06:10 UTC

US Embassy praises Argentina: says 'investment climate has started to change'

“People from the private sector tell me that they are receiving more and more phone calls”, said Kevin Sullivan

The United States Chargé d'Affaires at the Embassy In Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan, who is in charge of the embassy on an interim basis, praised Argentina’s agreement with Paris Club, ICSID and YPF-Repsol deal, saying “the situation is changing, in a good way” and pointing out a change in investment climate.

Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 23:50 UTC

Argentina with 'Vaca Muerta' won the 'geological lottery': 305 meters-thick shale oil and gas

Chevron Kent Robertson has only words of praise for the development prospects of Vaca Muerta

Argentina has won the “geological lottery” with its 305 meters-thick Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field in Patagonia, a spokesman for Chevron said on Thursday, as the U.S. energy giant increases its investments in the country. The company and state-owned oil firm YPF announced plans last month to invest an additional 1.6 billion to develop Vaca Muerta.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013 - 09:08 UTC

US government sides with Repsol in the YPF assets seizure with Argentina

US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was asked about the issue in Madrid

United States sided with Spain's Repsol position in the dispute over the seizure of a majority stake in YPF by the administration of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez last year, a dispute which remains unresolved over compensation for the assets.

Thursday, October 24th 2013 - 07:25 UTC

Former Ecuadorean judge admits taking bribes in pollution case against Chevron

Chevron claims plaintiff lawyers led by Steven Donziger, engaged in a scheme to extort money from the company during a 20-year legal battle

A former Ecuadorean judge who presided over a pollution case against Chevron Corp. (CVX) testified that he and a colleague who issued a 19 billion judgment against the company in the environmental lawsuit were bribed.

Tuesday, October 15th 2013 - 23:09 UTC

Chevron/Ecuadorean villagers case in new chapter before a US Judge

Chevron accuses Harvard-educated lawyer Steven Donziger of using US courts to enforce the Ecuadorean judgment

Chevron Corp will try to convince a US judge that a group of Ecuadorean villagers and their US lawyer used bribery to win a 18 billion dollars judgment against Chevron from a court in Ecuador, in the latest chapter in a long-running fight over pollution in the Amazon jungle.

Tuesday, October 8th 2013 - 18:15 UTC

Brazil limits Chinese state-controlled companies to joint bidding for largest offshore oil prospect

The Libra prospect is estimated to hold between 8 billion and 12 billion barrels of recoverable oil reserves

Brazil is limiting Chinese state-controlled oil companies to joint bids to develop its largest offshore oil discovery, amid concerns the players could share data and reduce competition ahead of the 21 October auction, said Brazilian officials.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013 - 16:22 UTC

Chevron reaches negotiated settlement in Brazil oil spill case after two year legal battle

Brazilian prosecutors sought 18 billion dollars in damages for a 3.600-barrel leak in 2011

A Brazilian federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against US oil company Chevron Corp after approving a negotiated settlement, a decision that closes a nearly two-year legal battle over an oil spill in November 2011.


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