Citgo To Pay Penalty, Step Up Pollution Controls In CAA Deal

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Citgo Petroleum Corp. will pay a $737,000 civil penalty and install new pollution controls at its refineries in Illinois and Louisiana to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations, including the Louisiana refinery spewing excess benzene and other air toxics, U.S. authorities said Thursday.

In a consent decree lodged in Texas federal court, Citgo agreed to implement new pollution-control projects at its refineries in Lemont, Ill., and Lake Charles, La., that are expected to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, including toxics, by more than...
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