Chevron Corp News

Chevron Looking to Curb Fire at Pennsylvania Gas Well

Chevron Corp. said a Pennsylvania well continues to burn for a second day as the company seeks to shut off the flow of natural gas at the site south of Pittsburgh. “We are developing a site-specific safety plan to identify …

Chevron Finds it Failed to Inspect Faulty Pipe

Chevron Corp. says it failed to properly document tests of a corroded pipe near the one that failed and caused a fire at a Northern California refinery, and the oversight led to a failure to inspect all corrosion-prone pipes in …

Newspaper Reports Corrosion in 2011 Chevron Fire

A newspaper is reporting that corrosion that went unchecked – the suspected cause of a fire at Chevron Corp.’s Richmond, Calif., refinery in August – was linked to another fire at the plant in October 2011 that prompted some workers …

Chevron Pays $17M Fine for Oil Spill Off Brazil

Chevron Corp. has paid a multimillion-dollar fine for several “irregularities” in connection with last year’s oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency said. The agency said in a Thursday statement that Chevron paid the …

Feds: Pipe Wall in California Refinery Fire Was Thin as Penny

A corroded pipe that failed and triggered a leak and massive fire at one of California’s largest refineries had walls as thin as a penny in some areas, federal investigators said. U.S. Chemical Safety Board officials said late Tuesday that …

Chevron Will be Held Accountable for Refinery Fire

Agencies investigating the Chevron Corp. refinery fire have told Richmond, Calif., residents that the petroleum giant will be held accountable. The San Francisco Chronicle says U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigators faced a skeptical and sometimes angry crowd of about 50 …

Chevron Rig Burns off Nigeria as Damage Hits Shore

The burning inferno of what used to be a Chevron Corp. natural gas rig still stains the night’s sky orange more than two weeks after the rig caught fire, and no one can say when it will end as swarms …

Chevron Rig Fire on 9th Day Off Nigeria’s Coast

Chevron Corp. says it is still trying to extinguish a nine-day old fire that consumed the visible part of its rig off Nigeria’s coast and killed two foreign workers. Chevron said Tuesday it is finalizing plans for a relief well …

Brazil Official: Chevron Unprepared for Leak

U.S.-based Chevron Corp. was not prepared for the offshore oil leak at one of its wells, the head of environmental affairs for Brazil’s federal police said Saturday. Fabio Scliar said Chevron personnel at the well told his investigators that they …

Brazil Investigates Oil Spill

Brazil’s president has ordered a full investigation into an oil spill near an offshore field operated by oil giant Chevron Corp. Dilma Rousseff said in a statement that she wants a “rigorous investigation” to determine responsibility for the spill near …