Posts Tagged ‘accident’

One killed in California accident

by on October 4, 2012 6:01 pm BST
California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) spokesman Peter Nelton said the victims were performing a quality-control test on a leak that had been welded and repaired the night before inside a water tank at the Live Oak Cogen Plant near Bakersfield.There was water inside the tank

Brazil court upholds ban on Chevron, Transocean operations

by on August 30, 2012 9:11 am BST
Brazil court upholds ban on Chevron, Transocean operationsBY JEFF FICKRIO DE JANEIRO - A Brazilian court upheld an injunction that bans U.S. oil company Chevron Corp. and drilling company Transocean Ltd. from operating in Brazil, according to a decision posted on the court's website Tuesday.Chevron and Transocean had appealed

Colorado gas well burst kills one, injures three

by on August 16, 2012 4:36 am BST
The accident occurred on Wednesday at the well in Platteville, about 48 kilometres north-east of Denver, Reuters reported.It had apparently resulted from an equipment failure, according to Weld County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Tim Schwartz."It appears to be an industrial accident and doesn't look like anything suspicious," Reuters

Chevron can restart Brazil production

by on July 19, 2012 8:35 pm BST
Some 3,700 barrels of crude oil leaked from the Frade oil field as a result of an accident which could have been avoided had Chevron followed its own safety procedures, Magda Chambriard, head of the National Oil Agency, or ANP, told reporters at a news conference, Reuters reported.Meanwhile, Chambriard said