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CITGO Fined $13M for Polluting Louisiana Rivers

CITGO Fined $13M for Polluting Louisiana Rivers

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, September 18, 2008 (ENS) – CITGO, a Delaware corporation, pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to pay a $13 million fine for the negligent discharge of pollutants into two rivers in Louisiana in violation of the Clean Water Act. Justice Department officials said the fine is the largest ever for a criminal…

Refinery Water Pollution Costs ConocoPhillips $1.2 Million

Refinery Water Pollution Costs ConocoPhillips $1.2 Million

HOUSTON, Texas, April 7, 2008 (ENS) – ConocoPhillips, an international energy company headquartered in Houston, has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a petroleum refinery it operates in the city of Borger, located in the Texas panhandle. The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental…

Plants Converted Directly Into Biogasoline, Not Ethanol

Plants Converted Directly Into Biogasoline, Not Ethanol

MADISON, Wisconsin, March 27, 2008 (ENS) – A Wisconsin bioscience company and Royal Dutch Shell say they have developed a process to convert plant sugars directly into gasoline and gasoline blend components, rather than ethanol. The collaboration aims to create new biofuels that can be used at high blend rates in standard gasoline engines in…