The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed settlement with Citation Oil & Gas Corp. for spills in 2016 and 2019 in Wyoming, Kallanish Energy reports.
The Houston-based company would pay a civil penalty of $115,000 to resolve the alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act at its oil production facilities in Park County, Wyoming.
The tentative agreement is the subject of a 30-day public review. It must get final EPA approval.
The violations stem from oil spill prevention requirements and Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure regulations on firms that store oil.
The company’s spill prevention plans were also inadequate and have been improved, the EPA said.
The 2016 spill resulted in 300 barrels of crude oil being released into Buffalo Creek, a tributary of the Big Horn River.
In 2019, Citation released about 1,000 barrels of produced water into Buffalo Creek.
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