Statoil Fined $223K for 2014 Monroe County, OH Well Pad Fire

pay fines here signOn June 28, 2014 a fire at Statoil’s Eisenbarth eight-well pad in Monroe County, OH quickly spread and engulfed some 20 trucks on the pad site, along with other equipment, chemicals and supplies stored at the site. It was a devastating fire (see Statoil Frack Trucks Catch Fire in Monroe County, OH). Local, state and even federal agencies quickly responded to the incident and fortunately no one was injured. However, fluids from the well pad escaped containment and made their way to a local creek and killed some fish. Turns out the entire incident was pretty pricey for Statoil. More than a year later the numbers are in and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency along with the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources have assessed a $223,000 fine for the incident. Statoil can resume fracking after it pays the fine…

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