Sunoco Settles EPA Suit Over Texas, Okla. Oil Spills

Law360, New York (July 13, 2016, 5:47 PM EDT) -- Sunoco Pipeline LP has agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $850,000 in civil penalties to settle a lawsuit filed in Texas federal court that blames it for leaking more than 3,500 barrels of crude oil onto Oklahoma and Texas shorelines.

Monday's settlement, in which the Pennsylvania-based oil company did not admit liability, ends claims over the August 2009 leak of 2,446 barrels of crude oil from a suction line at the company's Barbers Hill Station in Texas and the February 2011 leak of about 1,742 barrels of oil from a farm near Cromwell, Oklahoma. 

In its suit filed the...

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