Chevron agrees to pay county $1.25M for cleanup of Talbert Channel oil leak

Source:, November 8, 2023
By: Sara Cardine

Chevron will pay Orange County $1.25 million for removing gallons of oil that leaked from a ruptured pipeline into the Talbert Channel in Huntington Beach last year, according to a settlement agreement reached Tuesday.

A contractor crew working for the county’s Department of Public Works was enhancing the channel’s flood control capacity on Oct. 6, 2022, when a worker drove a segment of sheet piling into an abandoned pipeline near Indianapolis Avenue. Read more.

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