Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BP Products North America Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Marathon Petroleum
Penalty: 
$50,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
November 3, 2011
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

BP agreed to pay $50 million to settle allegations that it violated state environmental laws in connection with the emissions caused by the deadly explosion at its Texas City refinery in 2005. The facility was later sold to Marathon Petroleum.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Texas Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Texas
Facility City: 
Texas City
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
Source of Data: 

BP Products to Pay $50 Million for Illegal Emissions During Explosion, Fire at Texas City Refinery, States News Service, November 3, 2011 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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