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Brazil imposes maximum fine on Chevron for oil spill, but more sanctions in the pipeline

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 00:40 UTC
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Brazil’s environmental agency said on Monday it will fine US Chevron 50 million Reais, nearly 28 million dollars, for a continuing oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro and the company could face several more similar fines in the coming days. Read full article


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  • Forgetit86

    There's something wrong with this! The source of truth in the universe - Geoff Ward - assured me that Chevron had everything under control, that there was no one panicking either within the government or among the lay public. But apparently, the National Oil Agency is now saying Chevron may be precluded from operating in the country ever again, not only because of the desaster it has caused, but also because it lied to agency regarding the spill and the measures it had taken on it, thus precluding immediate action to stall the leak. It can't be! Geoff told me Chevron is competent and a “good example of model” enterprise!

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 02:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Geoff is a clown on a horse waiving his british flag, because he's been taught it's an example of a blowhard who claims that everything from the english speaking nations and from some nations up north are perfect. If they cannot accomplish something, a company from the south CANNOT do it...impossible. that's why he claimed here that Chevron is an competent and a good example of all oil companies. Note, Shell is Dutch, though the ugly german queen from the UK is a small share holder (BP the oppositie where the Dutch-German queen is a small share holder). Anyway, back to the topic, so if they are good, you get it, Petrobras is bad plus it's a state company, and imagine if they were responsible for the leak. He forgets its similar like Statoil Norway..though Petrobras is bigger and number one in the world in deep ocean drilling, but nevermind that, in his head it's bad because it's State. Remember, I was also being taught, private is good and even if they rip you off, don't talk about crony capitalism because it's part of “free trade” and government is worse, don't think for yourself..that's a no no. I remember clearly how he could only brag about Statoil until I explained to him it's similar like Petrobras, but of course for that OLD moron it's impossible and came up with a lousy comment as usuaul...“ohh what's your point”. He made me clear how dumb fuck he really is.

    as usual it's, that old idiot, is full of shit and I bet with you he will come up with a lame comment.

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 05:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    How very profound, Fido. Very complimentary. Have you ever thought of going into politics?
    Xbarilox makes more sense than you.

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Devonian

    Shouldn't the headline read “but no more oil in the pipeline!”

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Bit grumpy dildo, someone put Sand In The Vaseline ?

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Lima, the ANP regulator, said that a fine of R$100 million would be imposed, twice the maximum value allowed by law (R$ 50 million), for (i) a failure to provide information and
    (ii) the lack of equipment to implement the emergency plan.
    Chevron will appeal.

    ANP said “International best practices were not observed and there was false information,” and they claim:
    • Chevron did not put their information on-line
    • they supplied ‘edited satellite images’, and “hid” photographs
    • they claimed 16 boats; “only four were observed”.
    • “they wouldn’t execute the plan to abandon the well”.

    The ANP said it is monitoring the whole process, examining the causes and possible errors in the company's operations.

    Carlos Minc, initiated an international audit of Chevron and Transocean, to determine the extent to which the companies were not prepared to meet the emergency plan in case of accident.

    On Tuesday the estimates of the amount of oil leaked were
    381,600 liters (Chevron),
    3,000 barrels (ANP),
    25,000 barrels (Brasilian Government), and
    25,000,000 barrels (Minc).

    Minc claimed problems for whale migration (already over),
    but said the oil will not affect the states of Mato Grosso, Rondonia and Piaui.
    He said R$25 million from Chevron would be used to build a park in Rio,
    and he would initiate a civil action to get another R$100 million.

    Chevron and Transocean could be variously:
    banned from Brasil and its EEZ,
    prohibited from exploiting pre-salt deposits.
    There is limited provision for punishing Transocean.
    [Env. News, 22/11, etc.]

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    queen of bad teeth 3 and troll 5, please keep your comments to the “falklands/malvinas” conflict. You clowns have no clue what you both are talking about and don't worry, soon it's going to be Argentinian. lol.

    Ach Geoff, your comment doesn't suprise me at all.
    ahh, today I checked what those “experts” (clowns like Geoff, his generation and some young but act old and wize with the idea knowing Brazil by reading wikipedia) had to type/blog about this Chevron mess...and oppsss, not a peep, because it's US company (ex British colony) and because of that, they are soooooo good and have everything under control. That's the mentality there, neither here a peep over that here in the US, even Patty Obongo (Irish Potato head Kenyan peace president) claimed “Chevron is good and has everything under control”.

    Old news geoff, the fines are getting higher and good for them.

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    As I said this morning, Fido, this #6 is *yesterday's* news, 22/11.

    Different positions, different perspectives, but all parties seemed to be doing their best from their different standpoints; only Carlos Minc made a fool of himself: #6.

    Nov 22nd, 2011 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Not strictly correct, Geoff. FidoDido makes a fool of himself everytime he posts more clap-trap.
    l stand by my comments. Xbox makes more sense than you, cloggs.

    Nov 23rd, 2011 - 07:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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