Friday, July 21, 2006

ConocoPhillips, corporate ninnies

Why won't ConocoPhillips follow the rules?

The company's refinery in Old Ocean, located way West o' the Brazos, has been penalized $96,296 by the State of Texas for failing to prevent unauthorized emissions, failing to submit notification of an emissions event and failing to submit an accurate final report about the emissions event, according to The Texas Register*.

This may not be the reason we're paying so much for gas these days, but we're reasonably sure ConocoPhillips doesn't take these fines in the shorts without passing them on to the consuming public.

5) COMPANY: ConocoPhillips Company; DOCKET NUMBER: 2006-0252-AIR-E; IDENTIFIER: RN101619179; LOCATION: Old Ocean, Brazoria County, Texas; TYPE OF FACILITY: oil refinery; RULE VIOLATED: 30 TAC §116.115(c), Permit Numbers 2682A, 5682A, and 5920A, and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to prevent unauthorized emissions; and 30 TAC §101.201(a)(1)(B) and (b)(8) and THSC, §382.085(b), by failing to submit initial notification of a reportable event and by failing to submit an accurate final report after an emissions event; PENALTY: $96,296; ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR: Cari-Michel LaCaille, (512) 239-1387; REGIONAL OFFICE: 5425 Polk Avenue, Suite H, Houston, Texas 77023-1486, (713) 767-3500.

[texas register]

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