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Big Oil Loses Appeal, Climate Suits Go to California Courts

LOS ANGELES — Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected …

Venezuela Crude Output Keeps Sliding, Fields Shut Due to Fire Damage

Venezuela’s oilfields produced 687,000 barrels of crude last Saturday, up from 653,000 barrels on Friday but below the 718,000 barrels per day (bpd) the country said it produced in March, according to documents seen by Reuters on Monday. The drop …

Chevron Spills 800,000 Gallons of Oil, Water in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state’s last two major …

Feds Recommend Changes to Refinery Oversight in California

Federal refinery safety regulators are recommending California change how it oversees oil refineries in the wake of a massive fire at a Chevron Corp. facility in Richmond that sent thousands of residents seeking medical attention. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board …

Chevron Agrees to Pay $2M for California Refinery Fire

Chevron on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in connection with a fire at its refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond. Chevron entered the plea …

Chevron Among Drillers Facing Nuisance Suit Over Wells

Chevron Corp., Williams Cos. and WPX Energy Inc. face a lawsuit by six Pennsylvania families who claim nearby gas wells are a nuisance that have diminished their ability to make use of their property. The families say the companies’ activities …

Chevron Resumes Operations at California Refinery Shut by Fire

Chevron has resumed operations in a unit at its refinery in California’s Bay Area that was shut down after a massive fire last year. Company officials said during a conference call with analysts Friday that crews had begun feeding crude …

U.S. Board Tells Chevron to Check Refineries for Damage

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Monday recommended that Chevron Corp check for ongoing damage to pipes and equipment at its U.S. refineries to prevent another explosion like the Aug. 6 pipeline blast at the company’s San Francisco Bay area …

Chevron Says Ecuador Environmental Claims Now in Question

A consulting firm whose work helped lead to a $19 billion award against Chevron Corp for rainforest pollution in Ecuador has disavowed environmental claims used by local residents to obtain the 2011 court judgment, court documents show. Chevron on Friday …

Report: Chevron Should Have Replaced Leaky Pipe

Government investigators said Wednesday a decades-old pipe that leaked and fed a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in California was corroded, and the company knew it should have been replaced. The report issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board …