Pipeline Cos. To Pay $2.9M For Waterway Spills

Law360, New York (August 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two Houston-based oil and gas distributors will pay almost $2.9 million and make safety upgrades to their pipeline systems to resolve a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit that accused them of violating the Clean Water Act and discharging more than 6,000 thousand gallons of jet fuel, gasoline and crude oil into U.S. waterways.

The DOJ on Wednesday filed the lawsuit against TE Products Pipeline Co. LLC and TEPPCO Crude Pipeline LLC, as well as a consent decree that should resolve the case, in the U.S. District...
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