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Brazil says Chevron oil leak larger than estimated

Houston Chronicle -- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An investigation by regulators found that Chevron Corp. could have prevented an offshore oil leak last year and that the spill was larger than previously estimated, the head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency said Thursday.
Magda Chambriard, who runs the agency known as ANP, said at a news conference that about 155,000 gallons seeped into the ocean from cracks in the seabed floor near a Chevron well in the Frade field. Previous estimates put the leak at about 110,000 gallons, which a Chevron statement said is the figure it sticks by.


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Submitted Jul 21, 2012 By: leemun
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 5:51:55 AM

another reason why cartell dictated prices in the US will go up. Excuse # 1,782,498,643?
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:07:07 PM

The cake server is absolutely right, I too would certainly trust oil companies numbers above those of government! When $$$ are on the line you can count on government to inflate the numbers!
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:45:40 PM


WHAT A SURPRISE! We sure can depend on Big Oil to tell the truth.....sure! As usual another lie for the public.

[Edited by: LetemEatCake at 7/22/2012 11:46:42 PM EST]
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bkplenge
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 2:00:25 PM

This will generate more excuses to jack the prices.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 1:23:03 PM

"The earth leaks oil into the oceans everyday. Since this came from cracks in the ocean floor how is it Chevrons fault?"
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Because Chevron is an American company. That's all that counts.
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stonecold5005
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:28:31 AM

ok
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remay
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:46:43 AM

110, 150, whatever, it STILL happened!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 1:18:24 AM

It is always "larger than estimated"...
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:23:37 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:17:43 AM

Brazil is just trying to fleece deep pockets. BP, however, should have been fined and sued out of existence for their behavior in the Gulf!
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:13:03 AM

Never believe an oil company.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:11:49 AM

Big surprise there???
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:10:49 AM

Wow, what a surprise!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:10:33 AM

My, my.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:09:44 AM

No surprise!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:08:39 AM

Natural seepage
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:08:18 AM

hello, BP ? Let me speak to last year's head of quaility control.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:07:37 AM

not good
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:07:36 AM

Brazil's problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:07:14 AM

K
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:07:05 AM

The earth leaks oil into the oceans everyday. Since this came from cracks in the ocean floor how is it Chevrons fault?
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:06:51 AM

So where is the spill fund for thise effected?
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:06:39 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:04:50 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:04:02 AM

Isn't that always how it goes?
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:03:54 AM

Well its all natural anyway.
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WhiteTreeIndian
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:03:11 AM

wELL ITS ALL NATURAL ANYWAY.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:54:53 PM

Somebody is off.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:53:55 PM

Did they wait as long as nobama to do some thing?
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:53:27 PM

Have them get a big can of spackle and fix those cracks.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:51:49 PM

No surprise at all, the Skads!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:51:26 PM

Here we go agin.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:47:57 PM

Don't they always play it down?
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:46:24 PM

Our safety measures are not any better than Brazil's!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:42:27 PM

Not surprised
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Sucks to be them
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:38:21 PM

great
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:30:56 PM

Bottom line is no significant environmental damage was caused.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:27:31 PM

Watch out for the stampede og the attorneys
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:26:21 PM

what a surprise ... .
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What else is new?
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:23:30 PM

stop deep drilling dril where we can stop the leak....
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:21:09 PM

Not surprised...
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:19:29 PM

here we go
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:19:28 PM

Oil companies always estimate low!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:15:39 PM

its going to happen.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:11:33 PM

As long as we are so dependent on oil, spills like this are going to happen. Alternate sources of energy are our only way to avoid this.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:08:38 PM

Hard to prove
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:08:04 PM

These spills are a part of our dependence on oil. All we can do is try to minimize their impact.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:07:14 PM

so pull their permits until the problems are resolved
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