Phillips 66 Company, Los Angeles Refinery Case Settlement
Phillips 66 Company, Los Angeles Refinery Case Settles for $150,000
In January 2019, Phillips 66 Company, Los Angeles Refinery (Phillips 66), paid $150,000.00 in penalties for violating the California Reformulated Gasoline Regulation (CaRFG) as codified in California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 13, sections 225-2273.5. et seq.(13 CCR 2250-2273.5)
Enforcement Division staff conducted routine audits of Phillips 66 Predictive Model (PM) notifications. The audit revealed violations where values of the alternative specifications reported in the PM of eight separate blends of gasoline failed to meet the applicable PM reporting procedures. Enforcement Division staff confirmed that Phillips 66 had failed to comply with section 2265(a) because of using an outdated version of the PM.
Phillips 66 took prompt action after being notified of these violations and, with CARB’s assistance, updated the “California Procedures for Evaluating Alternative Specifications for Phase 3 Reformulated Gasoline using the California Predictive Model” amended on August 24, 2012.
Phillips 66 agreed to pay a total of $150,000.00 for eight separate violations or a per-unit penalty of $18,750.00.