Processing Magazine

Chevron Fined for Utah Oil Spill

November 2, 2010
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration fined Chevron $423,600 saying it was ten hours before Chevron Corp. discovered that crude oil was spilling from a pipeline into a Salt Lake City creek, reports the Associated Press. Federal regulators also ordered the company to do a better job monitoring the pipeline. The pipeline administration says that Chevron apparently doesn''t have a good way to monitor pipeline leaks. The company had to be notified by firefighters about the spill, which fouled Red Butte Creek with an estimated 33,000 gallons of crude oil in June. Chevron has 30 days to respond to the citation.