Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill – Department of Transportation Fine

The Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) cited ExxonMobil Pipeline Company with 9 probable pipeline safety violations arising from the March 29, 2013 rupture of Exxon’s Pegasus Pipeline, which spilled thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil in Mayflower, Arkansas. PHMSA proposed a $2.7 million fine and a compliance order containing several remedial requirements. The penalty was eventually reduced to $2.63 million. In August 2017, a federal appeals court overturned 5 of the violations and asked PHMSA to reevaluate the penalty for one violation. (Exxon did not challenge 3 violations, which carried a total of $213,000 in fines.)

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of PHMSA Notice
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $213,000
Further Information Released
PHMSA Decision on Petition for Reconsideration 4/1/2016
PHMSA Final Order 10/1/2015
PHMSA Notice 11/6/2013

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database