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: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
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: San Francisco Mayor Defends Criticism After Video Catches Her Dancing Maskless at Night Club
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: East Bay Park Officials Review Worst Case Scenarios Should Fire Sweep Through The Hills