Paramount Refinery Settlement
Paramount Case Settles for $25,000
In September, 2010, Paramount Refinery agreed to pay $25,000 in penalties for having produced gasoline in violation of California reformulated gasoline regulations. Paramount submitted a predictive model (PM) specifying a Reid vapor pressure limit of 5.55 pounds per square inch (psi). On August 21, 2008, Paramount refinery produced gasoline with a Reid vapor pressure result of 5.80 psi which exceeded the PM limit specified. On September 6, 2008, Paramount produced gasoline with a Reid vapor pressure result of 5.77 psi, which again exceeded the PM limit specified.