12 August 2009 23:45 [Source: ICIS news]
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HOUSTON (ICIS news)--The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) fined ExxonMobil $602,801 (€427,989) for numerous air violations at company facilities in Baytown, Texas, and Beaumont, Texas, between 2005 and 2007.
About half of the fines will be used for environmental projects in the greater Houston and Beaumont areas that will focus on increasing air monitoring and replacing heavy equipment and vehicles with alternative-fuelled equipment, the TCEQ said.
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The ExxonMobil Baytown refinery has a capacity of 572,500 bbl/day, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
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The ExxonMobil and Valero cases were among $1.49m in fines that the TCEQ announced on Wednesday against 86 companies, cities and other groups for violations of state environmental regulations.
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