Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Marathon Petroleum Company
Current Parent Company: 
Marathon Petroleum
Penalty: 
$334,912,500
Year: 
2016
Date: 
June 9, 2016
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced an agreement with Marathon Petroleum Company to reduce air pollution from the company's petroleum refineries in Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan and Ohio. Marathon agreed to spend $319 million to install state-of-the-art Flare Gas Recovery Systems, which will capture and recycle gases that would otherwise be sent to combustion devices known as flares. Marathon also agreed to spend $15.55 million on projects to reduce air pollution at three of the facilities and pay a civil penalty of $326,500 to the United States.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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