Brazil to fine Chevron after new, small leak: ANP

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Posted: Mar 15, 2012 4:41 PM
Brazil to fine Chevron after new, small leak: ANP

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's oil regulator, ANP, said on Thursday it would fine Chevron an undisclosed amount after the company failed to put in place the necessary safeguards to prevent a new oil leak from the offshore Frade field which it operates.

Chevron described the leak as only a seepage and said it has begun mechanical dispersion of the oil patch on the sea surface.

(Reporting by Peter Murphy; Editing by Marguerita Choy)