Puerto Rico Sues Shell, Chevron, Others Over MTBE Release

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT) -- Puerto Rico on Wednesday sued dozens of energy giants including Shell Oil Co., Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. over the release of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether from gas stations that it said was contaminating its waters.

In a complaint filed in Puerto Rico federal court, the commonwealth claimed that waters directly underneath the release sites and other waters connected to it have been contaminated by MTBE discharges and that the companies are aware of this because they are legally required to carry out...
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