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

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013 - 16:22 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    Wasn't Transocean the drilling contractor on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Seems they have previous.

    Oct 02nd, 2013 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    If Chevron have to spend 300 million Reais ($US135 million) on environmental amelioration when there was zero environmental damage, does this now set the international baseline for spills where a single bird might get oiled?
    'The $US135 million bird”
    and is it a linear scale ?

    And how did Brasil come to settle on the ludicrous claim of $US18,000,000,000 ?

    And yes, #1, it seems the contractor actually doing the drilling gets off scot-free every time - especially if they are a US company.

    Oct 03rd, 2013 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Didn't Petrobras have an equivalent spill at the time and didn't come clean either??

    They have not been hauled up before the beak though, have they?

    Oct 03rd, 2013 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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