Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Plains All American Pipeline L.P.
Current Parent Company: 
Plains GP Holdings
Penalty: 
$43,250,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
August 10, 2010
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Plains All American Pipeline L.P. and several of its operating subsidiaries agreed to spend approximately $41 million over the next three years to prevent and remediate corrosion, improve leak detection practices and capabilities, and enhance pipeline oversight on 10,420 miles of crude oil pipeline operated in the United States. The settlement resolved Clean Water Act violations arising out of 10 crude oil spills in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Kansas and also requires the pipeline company to pay a $3.25 million civil penalty.

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: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pipelines
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pipelines
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Parent company note: 
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