Torbert, Louisiana Oil Spill Federal Civil Penalty
ExxonMobil Pipeline Company agreed to pay the federal government a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged Clean Water Act violation stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from ExxonMobil’s North Line pipeline near Torbert, Louisiana. The government alleged that ExxonMobil discharged at least 2,800 barrels (117,000 gallons) of crude oil in April 2012 when the pipeline ruptured and caused oil to spill into the surrounding area, including a tributary connected to Bayou Cholpe, which flows into the Intracoastal Waterway in Iberville Parish.
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