Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Magellan agrees to pay $418,000 penalty over Oklahoma spill

TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa-based Magellan Pipeline Co. LP, a Williams Cos. spinoff, has agreed to pay a $418,000 civil penalty to resolve a lawsuit over a gasoline spill near Oologah, Okla.
Magellan agreed to the amount in a proposed consent decree filed in Tulsa federal court on Jan. 19, the same day attorneys for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice filed the lawsuit.
The agencies alleged that a pipeline associated with Magellan ruptured on Jan. 5, 2008, and caused the discharge of at least 1,075 barrels of gasoline into Four Mile Creek near Oologah. The complaint alleged that the discharge violated the Clean Water Act.
Under the terms of the pact, Magellan doesn't admit liability to the United States.

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