Chevron Products Company Settlement, January 2019
Chevron Products Company Case Settles for $28,000
Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A Inc. (Chevron) self-disclosed an intermittent hardware failure that over-oxygenated midgrade gasoline sold from a loading arm at their Montebello, California bulk fuel terminal. Once Chevron was aware of the problem, the faulty hardware was replaced and upgraded throughout the facility.
Chevron sold, offered for supply, sale, or transport four gasoline tanker trucks which had an oxygen content exceeding 10 percent by volume. In consideration of CARB not filing a legal action against Chevron for violation of the California Reformulated Gasoline regulation (CaRFG) section 2262.5(b), Chevron entered into a mutual agreement with CARB to settle the violation for $28,000. Penalty reductions were given for self-disclosure and immediate action. Chevron is now in compliance with the CaRFG regulation.