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CITGO will pay $1.9m penalty, reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Staff Writer | November 15, 2016
CITGO Petroleum Corporation and PDV Midwest Refining, collectively CITGO, have agreed to pay a $1,955,000 civil penalty.
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CITGO will also perform environmental projects totaling more than $2 million, and spend an estimated $42 million in injunctive relief to resolve Clean Air Act violations and violations of CITGO’s global refinery consent decree at its refinery, located in Lemont, Illinois.

Once fully implemented, the controls required by this settlement are estimated to reduce emissions of harmful air pollution that can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma, and that are significant contributors to acid rain, smog, and haze by approximately 470 tons per year.

The settlement will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the refinery, estimated at approximately 10,850 tons per year of reductions in carbon dioxide equivalent.