Kinder Morgan/Carson Case Settles for $87,500

This page last reviewed December 21, 2011

In May 2011, Kinder Morgan/Carson paid $87,500 in penalties, of which $18,273 was designated to a Supplemental Environmental Project, for having sold/supplied gasoline in violation of California reformulated gasoline regulations. On May 13, 2008 an analysis of the premium grade gasoline revealed an ethanol content of 30.1% by volume, higher than the maximum 10% cap limit allowed by State law. Subsequent investigations indicated that approximately 35,500 barrels of gasoline that was sold/supplied between April 2008 through May 2008 had an average ethanol content of 33.7% by volume, exceeding the State standard.