Andarko argues in court that it should have less penalties
Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 12:43 pm
The Woodlands, Texas-based oil and gas exploration company Andarko Petroleum Corp. said it should not be given federal Clean Water Act penalties for its participation in the explosion of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the massive oil spill in the area in 2010, according to a February 2 article by the Associated Press.
The United States government said Andarko should pay more than $1 billion for its involvement in the spill.
Andarko said it should be given a lower fine, saying it was not directly involved with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig operations, whose explosion caused the death of 11 workers from oil company BP Plc and the spillage of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days.
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