AsianetApril 10, 2013 14:01
Brazil's National Petroleum Agency says it has authorized Chevron Corp to resume production on six offshore wells off the coast of Rio de Janeiro after more than 100,000 gallons of crude seeped into the ocean there.
The agency says Friday's authorization will last one year. In an emailed statement, the Rio-based agency said a security team would be monitoring the U.S.-based company's operations.
An estimated 110,000 gallons (416,300 liters) of crude seeped into the ocean near the Chevron well in November, 2011.