Pacific Tank Lines Settlement
$1,000 in Fines Paid by Pacific Tank Lines
On May 29, 2007, ConocoPhillips reported that a Pacific Tank Lines driver had begun to load a volume of regular gasoline at their Colton terminal, but aborted the load before any ethanol had been added. Instead of following terminal guidelines that would have prevented him leaving the terminal with the unoxygenated gasoline, he filled two more compartments with correctly oxygenated gasoline and used those bills of lading to exit the terminal. He then delivered the unoxygenated gasoline to a California service station. The case was settled on April 3, 2008 for $1,000.