Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Settlement
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Case Settles for $329,700
In August 2014 Chevron paid $329,700 in penalties for supplying gasoline in violation of the California reformulated gasoline regulations at two terminal locations. The two separate violations were for over-oxygenated gasoline whereby the fuel is to not exceed 10% volume oxygenate and in both cases the gasoline was approximately 11% volume oxygenate. The first violation occurred at the Montebello terminal between October 23, to December 9, 2010 when an estimated 3,750,000 gallons of over-oxygenated premium grade gasoline was supplied for 48 days. The second violation occurred from April 27, to April 30, 2011, at the Richmond terminal when an estimated 660,000 gallons of over-oxygenated regular grade gasoline was supplied for four days. In both cases, Chevron self-disclosed the violations and cooperated throughout the investigation.
The civil penalty will be paid into two funds, with $247,275 to California’s Air Pollution Control Fund and the remaining $82,425 to the School Bus and Diesel Emission Reduction Supplemental Environmental Project, which is implemented by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.