BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — California regulators have ordered Chevron to provide more information about eight recent or ongoing oil leaks near a facility in Kern County.
The Bakersfield Californian reports the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources said this week that material San Ramon-based Chevron has turned over to date is unsatisfactory.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: Santa Clara County Indoor Dining, Gyms Open For 1st Time Since December After Shift To Red Tier
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.READ MORE: COVID: Swollen Lymph Nodes After Vaccination Could Lead To False Breast Cancer Diagnosis, UCSF Doctors Say
The state has issued Chevron a notice of violation ordering it to stop steam injections around the area where the seep was occurring.
The company said by email Wednesday that its goal is to prevent the releases. It says it’s working closely with regulators.MORE NEWS: Basketball Star Jeremy Lin Speaks Out About Attacks On Asian Americans, Racism On Court