EPA: 3 companies agree to a $900,000 civil penalty
BATON ROUGE - Three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company, including the Convent and Norco Motiva Enterprises facilities, have agreed to a $900,000 civil penalty settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA says the civil penalty is in response to a number of alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
Included in the settlement is Equilon Enterprises LLC doing business as Motiva Enterprises LLC, Shell Oil Products U.S. and Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership.
Violations were discovered through EPA investigation and by self-disclosure from the companies.
High levels of ethanol in gasoline and gasoline volatility are violations which experts believe can contribute to ozone pollution and violations of the sulfur standards.