August 26, 2014 / 8:44 PM / 3 years ago

Exxon Mobil unit to pay $1.4 million penalty for Louisiana oil spill

A view of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas September 15, 2008.Jessica Rinaldi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Exxon Mobil Corp unit has agreed to pay $1.4 million to resolve U.S. government claims over a 2012 crude oil spill in Louisiana, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company discharged 2,800 barrels of crude oil after a pipeline ruptured, in violation of the Clean Water Act, the agency said.

Reporting by Aruna Viswanatha; Editing by Sandra Maler

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