Shell, Sunoco Settle With NH In $772M MTBE Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 2:19 PM EST) -- Shell Oil Co. and Sunoco Inc. will pay $35 million to settle the state of New Hampshire’s claims that they added a controversial chemical to gasoline sold in New Hampshire knowing that it would contaminate groundwater supplies, the state said Thursday.

New Hampshire sued Shell, Sunoco, and many other refiners and manufacturers in 2003 over the addition of methyl tertiary butyl ether to gasoline that was supplied to the state. It estimates the damages caused by the chemical in the environment to be about $772 million....
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