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Sunoco to pay $990,000 for discharge near Wellington, Oh.

Sunoco pipeline spillEPA, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Sunoco Pipeline has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 gasoline discharge near Wellington, Ohio.

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Sunoco Pipeline L.P. was founded in 2002 and operates as a subsidiary of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., to transport crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and refined products through more than 8,000 miles of liquid pipelines.

Sunoco Logistics’ crude oil business unit provides transportation, terminalling, and storage of crude oil throughout the southwest and midwest United States through approximately 5,900 miles of crude oil trunk and gathering pipelines and they also have equity ownership interests in three crude oil pipelines.

The company also conducts crude oil acquisition and marketing activities, primarily in the mid-continental United States.

Sunoco discharged approximately 1,950 barrels of gasoline from a pipeline near Wellington, Ohio in January 2012, in violation of Section 311(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Sunoco will pay a $990,000 federal civil penalty which will be paid to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.


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