Through a press release, Chevron announced that the international court of arbitration of the Court in The Hague issued a partial award in its favour and its subsidiary Texaco (TexPet).
The Court concluded that the Liberation of Responsibilities Agreements that the Government of Ecuador signed with TexPet, excluded the company from all liability for any environmental claim or public interest.
“The game is over. This award confirms that the fraudulent claims against Chevron should not have been presented in the first place. There is no doubt that the efforts of the attorneys for the plaintiffs and the Government of Ecuador to execute this fraudulently sentence violates the Ecuadorian, U.S. and international laws. To continue the support of this fraud only increases the growing responsibility that the government of Ecuador has against Chevron. Ecuador urge to reconsider their position…” said Hewitt Pate, Chevron vice president.
For its part, the regime leader Rafael Correa denounced the discredit of Chevron is in response to the launch of his campaign last Tuesday with “The Chevron dirty hand.”