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Chevron Corp. (CVX) crews stopped the discharge of steam and oil droplets from a well at the Cymric field in California yesterday.
The leak was stopped about 2:30 p.m. local time and the well is being plugged with cement, Russell Johnson, a spokesman, said in an e-mail from Houston. Cleanup will begin after a site inspection.
The well began spewing a mixture of steam and oil at about 10:30 a.m. May 27. No one was injured in the incident and San Ramon, California-based Chevron hasn’t said how much oil was spilled.
The Cymric field, in California’s San Joaquin Valley, produces mostly heavy crude, which is forced out of the ground using steam.
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