19 July 2013 07:32

Exxon Unit to Pay Clean Water Act Penalty

Euroinvestor_Exxon_470x300

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) has agreed to pay a $100,000 penalty and take steps to prevent spills of wastewater from drilling operations, settling allegations it violated the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

The settlement requires Exxon's natural-gas subsidiary, XTO Energy Inc., to beef up safeguards for storing wastewater left over from hydraulic fracturing, which involves injecting water, sand and chemicals into a well to break up rock and release oil and gas.

The agencies estimated the improvements would cost $20 million and will include more barriers to guard against spills as well as remote monitoring of tanks that hold wastewater.

The settlement stems from a 2010 spill at a XTO facility in north-central Pennsylvania, where state regulators found wastewater had seeped into a tributary of the Susquehanna River.

The settlement "establishes a program of best practices that should be a model for the industry and, if followed, will give a level of assurance to the people of the Commonwealth that their waters will be protected," Peter J. Smith, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, said in a statement.

Exxon said that "XTO worked quickly and cooperatively with state and federal authorities to clean up this discharge of produced water, which resulted in no lasting environmental impact." It added in its statement that the "consent decree is an appropriate resolution of this matter."

Exxon added that XTO has largely implemented the containment strategy in the region over the last 18 months.

Read additional news about Exxon Mobil Corp. here.

The Justice Department, in its statement, said the settlement means XTO will increase wastewater recycling and will properly dispose of wastewater generated by its natural gas activities across the mid-Atlantic region.

Exxon shares rose 92 cents to close Thursday at $94.38.

Write to Daniel Gilbert at daniel.gilbert@wsj.com and Nathalie Tadena at nathalie.tadena@dowjones.com

Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 19, 2013 00:05 ET (04:05 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

 

Comments

#1 | Wednesday 12 Nov (13:58)
I am exploring this subject as part of a report I need to do on possible careers I might choose. Thank you for your post it has valuable information on this topic.
Chiropractor Northern Beaches
#2 | Friday 14 Nov (16:12)
This topic is something that I have been looking into for a while now and your insight is exceptional. Thanks for sharing this information.
best eCommerce platforms
#3 | Monday 17 Nov (06:48)
The Las Flores Canyon office is one of two area endorsed combination locales for south district oil & gas offices. Last year Exxon said that "XTO worked rapidly and agreeably with state and government powers to clean up this release of created water. I am working in essay tigers blogger, so regularly we are searching for new updates.
#4 | Wednesday 3 Dec (06:33)
Yes it leads to a major water pollution under sea, which is damaging the marine life. The deal was pretty good and it's good to have such sort of agreement to protect water.

Regards,

localization services
#5 | Friday 5 Dec (12:01)
that would be fine for a company. if you are looking to get some result oriented casino gambling you can check out superb casino
#6 | Friday 5 Dec (12:07)
what to do to find a site like slots online i bet you would have to do nothing online roulette. Just check it out. The sports betting are also very good to play with like sports betting online and also with online sports betting sites.
#7 | Wednesday 28 Jan (11:29)
At Intuition we believe in the right to free speech, and we welcome you to share your opinion wth us. Irrelevant or needlessly offensive submissions, however, may be subject to deletion at the discretion of the Erudition editorial staff. have a peek at these guys
#8 | Wednesday 28 Jan (11:45)
I feel really happy to have seen your webpage and look forward to so many more entertaining times reading here. Thanks once more for all the details. gold ira custodian
#9 | Wednesday 28 Jan (11:55)
Hi there, I found your blog via Google while searching for such kinda informative post and your post looks very interesting for me. usa gold
#10 | Wednesday 28 Jan (12:17)
This will definitely be very useful for me when I get a chance to start my blog. mobile phone screen repairs cardif

Post comment

Related debate

  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 1 Year
10 Dec
VWS
Der er simpelhen så meget støj i marked omkring Vestas. Prøv at vurdere disse få tal, og din beslutn..
26
13 Dec
FING-B
Hvem tør efterhånden investere på børsen, med dette ufatteligt ødelæggende shorting og naked-short v..
24
08 Dec
ZEAL
Der er et stykke historie omkring Zealand Pharma som jeg ikke har set nogen analytikler eller andre ..
23
07 Dec
VWS
Hold nu. Nu er de støjende skribenter endelig sendt i karantæne og der er en helt anden ro i debatte..
19
10 Dec
VELO
  @djks Tak for dine altid velovervejede indlæg, som er af stor betydning for debatten, idet man som..
18
12 Dec
BAVA
Prøver du at dække dig ind under Bavarian for at undgå at vi snakker om dine enorme tab i Matas og R..
17
10 Dec
NOVO-B
En julehilsen fra alpehue, og  et "Olympic" tillykke til Novo, dens aktionærer og verdens diabetespa..
17
07 Dec
VELO
Lidt spændende læsning og et overblik over det kæmpe potentiale som ligger i Veloxis.    https://www..
16
09 Dec
VWS
Lad mig prøve vs. Vestas at tage "prispres" fra en anden side, for der er også prispres i USA !!   M..
14
07 Dec
VWS
Lyt til amerikanerne. De ved trods alt hvad de taler om. Alle er vel enige om at PTC fortsætter uæn..
14

Man Group PLC : Form 8.3 - [Ladbrokes Coral Group plc]

13/12/2017 15:01:16
FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code") 1.         KEY INFORMATION (a) Full name of discloser: Man Group Plc (b) Owner or controller..

Alliance Trust PLC : Net Asset Value(s)

13/12/2017 13:04:49
ALLIANCE TRUST PLC                                    At the close of business on Tuesday 12 December 2017: The Company's NAV per ordinary share, valued on a bid price basis with Debt at Par, was -       excluding income, 791.0p -       including income, 794.4p  The Company's NAV per ordinary share, valued on a bid price basis with Debt at Fair Value, was -       excluding in..

Investec Bank plc : Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Ladbrokes Coral Group plc

Related news
13/12/2017 09:50:50
 FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI) PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY 1.         KEY INFORMATION (a) Name of exempt principal trader:   Investec Bank plc   (b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant ..

Most read news

  • 24 hours
  • 48 hours
  • 1 week
1
Sanofi : Sanofi presents R&D strategy and innovative pipeline
2
Rovio Entertainment Corp.: Share subscriptions based on stock options 2012B, 2012BII and 2015A
3
MGX Minerals to Acquire Zinc Air Battery Developer ZincNyx Energy Solutions
4
Scatec Solar secures a 40 MW PV project in Malaysia
5
Vornado Announces Public Offering of $450 Million 3.5% 7-Year Senior Unsecured Notes due 2025 and Calls for Redemption its $450 Million 2.5% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2019 and Calls for Redemption the Remaining $120 Million of its 6.625% Series I Cumulat

Buy and sell signals

  • Trend
  • Moneymachine

Copyright Euroinvestor A/S 2017   Disclaimer and Terms of Use
Quote information is delivered by Morningstar.
Data is delayed 15-20 minutes according to the distribution agreements set by the different exchanges.
 
14 December 2017 06:02:15
(UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20171124.1 - EUROWEB7 - 2017-12-14 07:02:15 - 2017-12-14 06:02:15 - 1000 - Website: OKAY