Chevron, Transocean Executives Barred From Leaving Brazil
After an oil spill in November, Chevron and Transocean executives cannot leave Brazil.
Brazil holds oil executives
Brazil has filed suit against Chevron and Transocean as a result of an oil spill off its coast in November, and it is barring 17 oil executives from leaving the country. Yesterday, March 18th, the Brazilian navy spotted an oil slick near the November spill, and that is what spurred Brazilian authorities to demand the executives hand over their passports and not leave the country.
Brazilian authorities say they will bring criminal charges against all seventeen Chevron and Transocean executives after the new leak of crude. The executives may not leave the country until the investigation is completed. Chevron has halted production at its off-shore site after the new leak was found on the seabed.
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