Phillips 66 oil refinery in Rodeo to pay $230,900 for air pollution violations

RODEO — The Phillips 66 oil refinery in Rodeo has agreed to pay $230,900 in air pollution penalties for 19 air quality violations in 2008 and 2009.

The violations included late or missed flare gas samples, failure to install and inspect required emission controls on the wastewater system, and operating a storage tank while control valves were open.  The refinery also exceeded hydrogen sulfide limits in fuel gas.

As part of the settlement, Phillips 66 agreed to make changes to correct the pollution problems, air district officials said.

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