Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Murphy Exploration & Production Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Murphy Oil
Penalty: 
$106,667
Year: 
2012
Date: 
March 26, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with three oil production companies operating on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana requiring the companies to address groundwater contamination threatening the City of Poplar's public water supply system.The agreement also requires the companies to pay $320,000 to the City to reimburse costs related to water infrastructure and relocating water wells. (The announcement did not indicate how the costs would be divided. Here we assume they are split equally among the three companies.)

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