Small refiners to upgrade under US clean-air settlements

The US Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency last month announced clean-air settlements with four small refiners. In each case the companies agreed to pay a fine and upgrade equipment.EPA said that under the agreements, Coastal Eagle Point Oil Co., CHS Inc. (Cenex), and Ergon Refining Inc. will pay a total civil fine of $2.9 million. They also will implement supplemental and other environmental projects valued at $1.6 million. These include a plan to reduce idling truck emissions in New Jersey and provide improved equipment for first responders in Mississippi and West Virginia. The states of Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and West Virginia joined in the settleme...

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