Source: Chevron Corporation
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) said a Brazilian federal district prosecutor has told reporters that he will file a civil lawsuit against Chevron and other companies seeking a reported 20 billion reais ($10.7 billion) in damages, and an injunction stopping Chevron s activities in Brazil. Chevron has not received any formal notice of this action.
Chevron also has not received any instruction from the regulatory agencies with oversight responsibility for our activities in Brazil regarding suspension of our operations.
From the outset, Chevron responded responsibly to the incident at its Frade Field and has dealt transparently with all Brazilian authorities. The flow of oil from the source was stopped within four days and the company continues to make significant progress in containing any residual oil. Chevron has also continued to address the surface sheen, which is now less than a single barrel. There have been no coastal or wildlife impacts.