Bloomberg Law
April 6, 2023, 7:41 PM

PHMSA Issues $2.9 Million Penalty for Carbon Pipeline Rupture

Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

Federal pipeline safety regulators have finalized a nearly $2.9 million penalty, their second-biggest ever, for a 2020 carbon dioxide pipeline rupture that sent 45 people to the hospital in Mississippi.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration agreed to lower the penalty on Plano, Texas-based Denbury Inc. from nearly $4 million proposed in May 2022 following an investigative report into the cause of the leak.

The incident, near the small town of Satartia, prompted national alarm about the safety of carbon pipelines and emergency response readiness as the Energy Department aims to spend billions on carbon technology as a ...

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