El Paso Settles For $100M In Fine, Improvements

Law360, New York (July 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- El Paso Natural Gas Company will pay a $15.5 million penalty and improve its Natural Gas Pipeline System to the tune of an additional $86 million as part of its settlement with the federal government for a 2000 pipeline explosion that killed 12 people, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Colorado Springs-based El Paso entered into a consent decree with the DOJ, which filed the suit in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, according to the DOJ....
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