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ExxonMobil faces 2.8 million pound charge for not reporting greenhouse gas emissions

February 23/2012

(greentechlead) -- The ExxonMobil oil company has been fined GBR2.8 million for failing to report greenhouse gas emissions from its chemical plant in Scotland. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency fined the company in 2010-11 for not reporting 33,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from its Mossmorran ethylene plant in Fife.

It is the largest fine for an environmental offence in British history, according to a media report.
EU laws place strict rules on companies for accurately reporting emissions, with EUR100 fines (83 pound) for every ton they miss.

The money from the fine has been passed to the Scottish Government to fund environmental projects.
Four other companies have also been penalized for underestimating greenhouse gas emissions from plants in Scotland: Dow Chemical Company (Grangemouth), Tennent Caledonian (Glasgow), Pernod Ricard (Glasgow) and FMC BioPolymer (Girvan).

Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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