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Chevron under fire for leaks at Cymric Oil Fields

Posted at 10:15 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 13:15:36-04

California regulators have ordered Chevron to release more information about eight recent oil leaks near a facility in Kern County. Some of these oil leaks are still ongoing.

In a report by the California Department of Conservation Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources is requiring technical reports from Chevron in connection to its cyclic steam operations at Cymric Oil Field. This is where Chevron injects steam to extract oil.

The state has issued Chevron a notice of violation ordering it to stop steam injections around the area where the leak is occurring.

Chevron has said that its goal is to prevent the releases and it's working closely with regulators.