20 Feb '12, 4pm

ExxonMobil Fined $4.4m for Under-Reporting Carbon Emissions · Environmental Management & Energy News

ExxonMobil was fined £2.8 million ($4.4 million) after failing to report carbon emissions from a Scottish chemical plant, it has emerged. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency slapped ExxonMobil with the fine in 2010 but the details of the reporting error – which ExxonMobil admits, and says it regrets – have just been published, the BBC reports. The fine is Britain’s biggest ever for an environmental violation, the Scotsman reports. The paper says the fine was “buried” in the report issued last week. It also says the company paid a second penalty of £844,765 for a similar error at a facility run by its subsidiary, Esso Petroleum Company, near Southampton in southern England. ExxonMobil’s 2008 report to SEPA underreported emissions from its Mosmorran ethylene plant in Fife by 33,000 tons. The company said its own systems caught the inaccuracy, which it immediately repo...

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