EPA Settles with Natural Gas Company for Oil Spill in Marshall County

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that Williams Ohio Valley Midstream has paid a $14,440 penalty to settle a violation on the federal Clean Water Act.

Williams Ohio Valley Midstream is the owner and operator of a natural gas pipeline in Moundsville, West Virginia. The EPA cited the company for discharging natural gas condensate into a nearby waterway after a pipe ruptured at its facility.

After the rupture, a sheen was observed on three local waterways. There was approximately 132 barrels of natural gas condensate discharged.

The company’s penalty will go in to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and will be available to fund future oil cleanups.

Williams Ohio Valley Midstream has not admitted or denied its liability for the spill, or the allegations made against it, but has paid the penalty to resolve the matter.

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