Gulfport Energy to Pay $1.7 Million Penalty and Make Upgrades in Settlement With EPA

From The Oklahoman:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement to end an enforcement action against Gulfport Energy that accused the company of violating air emissions standards at 17 well pad locations it operates in eastern Ohio’s Utica Basin. 
EPA officials said the settlement, which includes an agreement by Gufport to pay a $1.7 million penalty, addresses Clean Air Act violations regulators assert they found at the locations during inspections they conducted in 2015. 
The company, investigators found, failed to capture and control emissions from storage vessels on the pads. 
It also failed to comply with associated inspection, record-keeping and reporting requirements related to operations at those locations.

The violations were issued in December 2016.
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