Even Keel Needed Off Coast Of Brazil

An oil spill off the coast of Brazil has sparked a political firestorm in what may one day be a global production leader. The Brazilian government is throwing the books at Chevron, while the U.S. supermajor tries to dodge legal bullets. There's no such thing as too much caution in the wake of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico but Brasilia might be inhibiting its own potential in an effort to send the warning that it means business offshore. Roughly 3,000 barrels of oil spilled off the coast of Rio de Janiero in November at the Chevron-operated…

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