On Saturday Chevron detected an oil seep in another offshore Brazilian offshore oil field. The leak is 1600 feet (500 meters) away from a site in the Campos Basin where oil seeped into the Atlantic last November. The news adds to Chevron’s headaches in the region, where November’s leak led to a bevy of civil and criminal charges and lawsuits totaling more that $20 billion. Meanwhile Brazil is charging ahead with its offshore oil development plans as part of its own “all of the above” energy policy, is on target to exceed production of 7 million barrels a day by 2020 and will then leapfrog the U.S. to become the world’s third largest oil producer.

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