Chevron Ordered to Provide More Info Re: Kern County Leaks

Cymric Oil Field. (AP photo.)

FRESNO (KMJ) – Regulators are ordering Chevron to provide more information about recent and ongoing oil leaks in Kern County.

The state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources is saying that the material Chevron has turned over regarding the leaks is unsatisfactory, according to the Bakersfield Californian.

The agency is demanding records, maps, diagrams and all plans the company has to stop uncontrolled releases at Cymric oil field.

The seep out of the ground where Chevron injects steam to extract oil has been happening on and off for months.

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

Chevron says its goal is to prevent the releases, and it will continue to work closely with regulators.

Click below to listen to the report by Clint Olivier.