Chevron to pay $13M fine for California oil spills

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California-based energy giant Chevron (NYSE:CVX) has agreed to pay more than $13M in fines for dozens of past oil spills in California.

The company agreed to pay a $5.6M fine associated with a 2019 oil spill in Kern County and has already paid to clean up that spill.

This money will instead go toward the state Department of Conservation’s work of plugging old and orphaned wells. The department said it was the largest fine ever assessed in its history.

Also, Chevron (CVX) agreed to pay a $7.5M fine for more than 70 smaller spills between 2018 and 2023.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife said it was the largest administrative fine in its history and most of the money will go to projects to acquire and preserve habitat.

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