Hunt Refining Company and Hunt Southland Refining Company Settlement
The Hunt Refining Co. and Hunt Southland Refining Co. have agreed to pay a $400,000 civil penalty and spend more than $48.5 million for new and upgraded pollution controls at three refineries, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.
On this page:
- Industry Capacity
- Emissions Reductions
- Injunctive Relief
- Supplemental Environmental Projects
- State Partners
Geography: Three refineries:
- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Sandersville, Mississippi
- Lumberton, Mississippi
- Approximately 70,000 thousand barrels of oil/day
- Under 1 percent of U.S. domestic refining capacity
- Nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduced by about 150 tons per year
- Sulfur dioxide (SO2) reduced by about 1,100 tons per year
- More than $48 million will have been spent on injunctive relief through 2011
- Commitment to reduce the number and severity of major flaring events
- Commitment to implement enhanced procedures to reduce benzene emissions and volatile organic compound leaks from valves and other equipment at all facilities
Penalty: $400,000 (includes $200,000 to be paid to participating state partners)
Supplemental Environmental Projects: $475,000
• $95,000 community-based SEP near the Tuscaloosa and Sandersville Refineries, including emergency preparedness, training and equipment for fire, rescue and hazardous materials community responders in Vicksburg, Mississippi and Choctaw County, Alabama.
• $380,000 for additional reductions of volatile organic emissions from refinery wastewater systems.
State Partners: Alabama and Mississippi
For more information, contact:
Patrick W. Foley
Senior Environmental Engineer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2242A)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20460-0001