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By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Deputies and senators from non-oil producing states have secured enough signatures to force a vote on President Dilma Rousseff’s partial veto of a controversial oil royalties bill. The politicians...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court has overturned a ban that prevented Chevron from operating in Brazil, according to a statement by the second largest U.S. oil company. The ban was handed...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – A federal court has served Chevron and Transocean with a preliminary injunction ordering them to halt operations in Brazil within thirty days. The injunction comes in relation to civil lawsuits...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Police has opened an official in inquiry in the Division of Environmental Crimes in Rio in which it accuses national oil company Petrobras of dumping highly-toxic residues in...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Brazilian judge has moved the two R$20 billion civil cases against American oil company, Chevron, and rig operator Transocean, for offshore oil leaks in Brazil, to a different court...
By Stephan Eisenhammer and Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ANP (National Agency of Petroleum) said that on April 8th a leak of "oil droplets" was released from the Roncador Field in the Campos Basin, off...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Chevron has said they “will vigorously defend the company and its employees” against criminal charges filed by Brazilian prosecutors for an oil leak last November, dubbing the charges “outrageous and...
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A federal judge in Rio de Janeiro has barred seventeen executives from Chevron and Transocean from leaving Brazil until criminal charges relating to an oil spill last November are processed....
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After reports that federal prosecutors in Campos, of northern Rio de Janeiro state, are seeking US$10.8 billion from Transocean following the oil leak in Chevron’s Frade Field well, many eyes...
By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The American oil company Chevron was fined another R$10 million on December 23rd by the IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources). Then just a week later they...
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