Petrobrás Logs Third Oil Spill in 2012

By Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the same day as the new Petrobrás CEO, Maria das Graças Foster, was sworn in, the company reported a leak off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, in the Campos basin’s Barracuda field. Described as its second leak of the year some 59 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, where a separation pipe on platform P-43 sprung a leak of approximately thirty barrels . . .

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