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Chevron brazil oil spill 2012 3 16

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Chevron and Transocean face criminal charges and hefty fines.
For some, offshore oil treasures prove ‘God is Brazilian.’ For others, there could be a tall price to pay.
Seventeen executives from Chevron and Transocean have been barred from leaving Brazil.
Drilling company Transocean evacuated workers from an oil rig near Rio de Janeiro's coast late Saturday when some water came onboard.
Chevron brazil oil spill 2012 3 16

Greenpeace activists protest against an oil spill in waters off Rio de Janeiro state days ago, on November 18, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian authorities warned US energy giant Chevron Thursday that it faces severe punishment if it fails to completely seal an offshore well that has been seeping oil in waters off Rio de Janeiro state.

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