Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mid-Valley Pipeline Company and Sunoco Pipeline L.P.
Current Parent Company: 
Energy Transfer
Penalty: 
$1,400,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
August 15, 2006
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The federal government today reached a settlement with Mid-Valley Pipeline Company and pipeline operator Sunoco Pipeline L.P. requiring the companies to pay a $2.57 million penalty--including $1.4 million to the federal government--relating to a January 2005 spill that dumped more than 260,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pipelines
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pipelines
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.