21 Nov '11, 12am

Chevron takes 'full responsibility' for Brazil oil spill, says spill was caused by miscalculation

Chevron takes 'full responsibility' for Brazil oil spill, says spill was caused by miscalculation

An ongoing oil spill off the Brazilian coast occurred because Chevron underestimated the pressure in an underwater reservoir, the head of the company's Brazil operations said on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SAO PAULO (AP) - An ongoing oil spill off the Brazilian coast occurred because Chevron underestimated the pressure in an underwater reservoir, the head of the company's Brazil operations said on Sunday. George Buck, chief operating officer for the Brazilian division of the San Ramon, California-based company, told foreign journalists that Chevron 'takes full responsibility for this incident,' and that 'any oil on the surface of the ocean is unacceptable to Chevron.' But Mr Buck rejected accusations the company did not notify authorities quickly enough after the leak was detected and that it did not properly manage cleanup operations. Chevron was drilling an appraisal well ...

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