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Company: BP Products North America Inc.
Current Parent CompanyBP
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Penalty: $242,000,000
Year: 2023
Date: May 17, 2023
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: air pollution violation
Mega-ScandalRefinery Pollution
Violation Description: The EPA and the Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act Settlement with BP Products North America Inc. requiring control technology expected to reduce benzene by an estimated seven tons per year, other hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by 28 tons per year, and other volatile organic compound emissions (VOC) by 372 tons per year at its Whiting Refinery in Indiana. The complaint, filed simultaneously with the settlement, alleged that BP violated federal regulations limiting benzene in refinery wastewater streams, and HAP and VOC emissions at its Whiting Refinery, as well as the general requirement to use good air pollution control practices. As part of the settlement, BP will install one or more permanent benzene strippers to reduce benzene in wastewater streams leading to its lakefront wastewater treatment plant. In addition to securing injunctive relief, including capital investments, estimated to exceed $197 million, the settlement obligated BP to pay a total financial penalty of $40 million, comprised of civil penalties and stipulated penalties for violations of an earlier settlement. BP separately agreed to undertake a $5 million supplemental environmental project to reduce diesel emissions in the communities surrounding the Whiting Refinery.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Indiana
HQ Country of Current Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: oil and gas
Specific Industry of Current Parent: oil & gas
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