Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Marathon Petroleum
Penalty: 
$5,900,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
May 19, 2015
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Marathon Petroleum Corporation that resolved various alleged Clean Air Act violations at ten Marathon facilities and requires Marathon to take steps to reduce harmful air pollution emissions at facilities in three states. The Department of Justice and EPA alleged that Marathon failed to comply with certain Clean Air Act fuel quality emissions standards and recordkeeping, sampling and testing requirements. These violations may have resulted in excess emissions of air pollutants from motor vehicles, which can pose threats to public health and the environment. Marathon self-reported many of these issues to EPA. Under a consent decree lodged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Marathon agreed to spend over $2.8 million on pollution controls to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds on 14 fuel storage tanks at its distribution terminals in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Marathon was also required to pay a $2.9 million civil penalty and retire 5.5 billion sulfur credits, which had a current market value of $200,000.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
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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