15 Nov '11, 1am

US energy giant Chevron says it will suspend drilling following oil spill in waters off Rio de Janeiro

US energy giant Chevron says it will suspend drilling following oil spill in waters off Rio de Janeiro

United States energy giant Chevron said on Monday it has suspended drilling following an oil spill in waters off Rio de Janeiro state which prompted Brazil to demand a 'rigorous investigation.' -- PHOTO: REUTERS RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - United States energy giant Chevron said on Monday it has suspended drilling following an oil spill in waters off Rio de Janeiro state which prompted Brazil to demand a 'rigorous investigation.' Chevron Brazil said it was 'responding to oil seeps and a subsequent sheen that has occurred in the vicinity of the Chevron-operated Frade project located 370km offshore north-east of Rio De Janeiro in water depths of approximately 1200m.' 'A precautionary suspension of development drilling activities at Frade remains in place,' said the company, which estimated the volume of the sheen to be 'between 400-650 barrels of oil.' Chevron said investigations...

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