30 January 2013 21:02 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has approved fines totalling $757,153 (€560,293) against a refiner for 10 air quality violations, the agency announced on Wednesday.
The fines levied on Pasadena Refining System Inc (PRSI) of Pasadena, Texas, stem from investigations conducted from May-August 2010, the TCEQ said.
Of the total fine amount, $378,576 will be used by the Houston-Galveston Area Emission Reduction Credit Organization to replace older diesel buses with cleaner alternative fuel or clean diesel models, the TCEQ said.
PRSI is a refiner and marketer of petroleum products, including petrochemical feedstock. According to PRSI, it has a related crude oil capacity of a little more than 100,000 bbl/day.
PRSI is owned by Petrobras.($1 = €0.74)
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