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Transco Pays Pennsylvania Nearly $1M for Atlantic Sunrise Violations

Transco Pays Pennsylvania Nearly $1M for Atlantic Sunrise Violations

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in penalties and environmental donations for violations that occurred during the construction of its Atlantic Sunrise expansion project, Pennsylvania regulators said Tuesday.  The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it has collected a civil penalty of $736,294 from Transco for…

September 22, 2020

Energy Transfer Projects to Resume in Pennsylvania after ‘Historic Fine’

An affiliate of Energy Transfer LP (ET) has agreed to pay a $30.6 million fine related to a 2018 natural gas pipeline explosion in Western Pennsylvania, and it reached a deal with regulators to lift a nearly year-old suspension of regulatory reviews for all the projects in the state.

January 6, 2020

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules EQT May Challenge $4.5M Impoundment Leak Fine

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has paved the way for EQT Corp. to challenge the state Department of Environmental Protection’s $4.5 million fine against it for a 2012 impoundment leak in Tioga County.

January 4, 2016

EQT Steps Up Fight in State Supreme Court Against Pennsylvania’s $4.5M Fine

Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. continues to fight a proposed $4.5 million penalty by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a 2012 impoundment leak in Tioga County, arguing in state Supreme Court earlier this month that a lower court ruling against it should be overturned.

November 25, 2015

Colorado Bill Would Increase Fines on Oil/Gas Industry

With support from the oil/gas industry, Colorado lawmakers are recrafting a bill (HB 1356) this session to increase maximum fines that can be assessed against oil and natural gas operators for "significant waste of oil/gas resources." Similar legislation was defeated last year (see Daily GPI, May 10, 2013).

April 8, 2014

BP Pleads to 11 Felonies, Agrees to $4.5B Macondo Settlement

BP plc, one of the largest producers in North America, agreed Thursday to pay more than $4.5 billion in fines to the federal government to settle criminal claims related to the Macondo well blowout in April 2010, which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon platform and killed 11 men.

November 19, 2012

BP Pleads Guilty to 11 Felony Counts, Makes $4.5B Macondo Settlement

BP plc, one of the largest producers in North America, agreed Thursday to pay more than $4.5 billion in fines to the federal government to settle criminal claims related to the Macondo well blowout in April 2010, which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon platform and killed 11 men.

November 16, 2012

EPA Fines Talisman $62K for Chemical Disclosure Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Wednesday a subsidiary of Talisman Energy Inc. will pay more than $62,000 in fines to settle charges that the company violated hazardous chemical reporting requirements for the past three years at 52 natural gas drilling sites in Pennsylvania.

July 30, 2012

PG&E: Pipeline Recordkeeping Still Struggling to Catch Up

While Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) continues to pay a heavy price in state regulatory penalties and fines for its response to the San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion, the San Francisco-based utility still struggles with an intensive effort to modernize its gas system recordkeeping.

April 3, 2012

New York Fines Operator for Pennsylvania Drilling

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has filed an administrative complaint seeking $112,500 in fines — the maximum amount allowed by law — against U.S. Energy Development Corp. for water quality violations that allegedly occurred during drilling activities in Pennsylvania and affected Yeager Brook in Cattaraugus County, NY.

January 26, 2012
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