Texas’ 1998 oil spill finally resolved

After the federal government and Texas’ state filed a lawsuit against Koch Pipeline Company, the company has got its comeuppance.

The spill

In 1998, Koch had a 24 700 gallon crude oil spill; it came from a receiving station and into the local Karnes County’s Marcelinas Creek causing extensive environmental damage.

Pay up

It was decided that Koch – without admitting liability – is to pay US$770 000. This will be split between several state and federal agencies in order to cover restoration costs etc.

Edited from various sources The Texas Tribune, BayouBuzz, Valley Central, by Stephanie Roker

Published on 14/08/2015

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