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Prize Petro Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

Release Date: 05/21/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – May 21, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Prize Petro of Cherokee County, Texas, $4,000 for violating the Clean Water Act. Today’s announcement settles a Clean Water Act violation for a 2,100-gallon oil spill from an oil production facility into Owl Creek and wetland adjacent to the Neches River and adjoining shorelines in Cherokee County on December 17, 2008. Owl Creek is a tributary of the Neches River which enters Sabine Lake near the Gulf of Mexico. The settlement requires Prize Petro to pay a civil fine and certify that it has investigated the cause of the spill, cleaned up the spill and taken actions that will prevent future spills.

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