ARCO Cases Settled - $10,000
This page finalized July 31, 2006.
ARCO CASES SETTLED - $10,000
|On February 8, 2000, ARCO's Los Angeles Refinery manufactured a batch of diesel according to their certified alternate formulation ARCO D-27, which specifies a maximum nitrogen content of 40 ppm by weight. ARCO's own release test showed the batch to have a nitrogen content of 44 ppm, but the batch was released anyway. ARCO attributed the violation to human error, in the form of oversight by lab personnel.|
|On March 23, 2000, ARCO submitted final notification of an import shipment of regular grade gasoline meeting a predictive model specifying an aromatic hydrocarbon maximum of 14.9 percent. Sampling revealed that the gasoline actually had an aromatic hydrocarbon content exceeding 19 percent.|
|The Office of Legal Affairs has settled both cases recently for a total of $10,000.|