Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Newfield Production Company
Current Parent Company: 
Encana
Penalty: 
$600,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
November 5, 2013
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Newfield Production Company (Newfield) has settled violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in the Monument Butte Well Field in Duchesne County, Utah on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation. Under the terms of a consent decree lodged with the United States District Court on October 23, Newfield has agreed to pay $600,000 for failing to demonstrate financial responsibility associated with the safe operation of 442 injection wells on the Reservation from March 2009 through September 2010.

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