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By Eduardo Pagnoncelli, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chevron Corporation confirmed on Friday that a Brazilian appeals court has reinstated criminal charges against the energy giant and eleven of its employees, originating from a 2011 offshore oil spill near Rio de Janeiro, that also led to a reported R$95 million civil settlement by the company last year.

The Brazilian Agência Nacional do Petróleo (ANP, National Oil Agency) said that approximately 3,700 barrels of oil were spilled in the sea, spreading over an area of one square kilometer. At the time the president of

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