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Chevron Fined $2.7M for Kern County Oil Leaks

BAKERSFIELD  — California regulators have fined Chevron $2.7 million for violations at a facility in Kern County where there have been multiple oil leaks. The Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources said Wednesday that Chevron illegally allowed uncontrolled oil releases at Cymric Oil Field. The seepage...

Newsom Visits Big Oil Spill Near Bakersfield, Sees 'Progress'

Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the site of California's largest oil spill in decades and said he is encouraged by Chevron's efforts to clean it up. About 970,000 gallons have leaked from the ground at an oilfield west of Bakersfield over the last couple of months; about one third of it is...