Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Whiting Oil and Gas
Current Parent Company: 
Whiting Petroleum
Penalty: 
$58,570
Year: 
2013
Date: 
October 31, 2013
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The settlement requires Whiting Oil and Gas to pay a civil penalty of $58,570 to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. On the date of the incident, Whiting Oil and Gas reported the crude oil release to EPA. The release impacted Smackover Creek and adjoining shorelines. Erosion in the bank caused the fracture in the pipeline that led to the creek's tributary.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Arkansas
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Colorado
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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