ConocoPhillips to reduce refinery emissions

ConocoPhillips has reached an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Justice under the Clean Air Act to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 47,100 tons/year from its US refineries. The combined facilities in seven states represent nearly 10% of total US refining capacity.A consent decree, filed Jan. 27 in US District Court for the Southern District in Texas, requires ConocoPhillips to spend more than $525 million to install and implement control technologies to reduce the emissions. Conoco- Phillips also will pay a $4.5 million civil penalty and spend more than $10 million on supplemental environmental projects and activities in the communitie...

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