Feds Hit Motiva Up For $1.4M Over Oil Plume Cleanup

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 3:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has sued oil services company Motiva Enterprises LLC — a joint venture between Saudi Refining Inc., Texaco and Shell Oil Co. — for $1.35 million in unreimbursed costs for the cleanup of a 100,000-gallon underground oil plume that spread from its Fairfax, Va., distribution plant to a nearby creek.

In a suit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Coast Guard claims that Motiva and predecessor Star Enterprise polluted local waters near its Star Terminal...
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