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BP has reportedly been fined for Clean Water Act violations tied to a 2014 spill in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay.

According to a statement seen by the Alaska Dispatch News, BP Exploration Alaska is being fined $100,000 by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and $30,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency for the spill.

Further details about the fines have not been disclosed yet.

BP told the paper that its share of the EPA penalty is about $7,800 and its share of the Alaska DEC fine is about $26,000.

The spill occurred in April 2014 when a line ruptured at the Prudhoe Bay site and released about 700 gallons of produced water, crude oil and natural gas across more than 30 acres.

The EPA told the paper that the spill was caused by a flowline at the site freezing and rupturing.

BP operates nine North Slope oilfields in the Greater Prudhoe Bay area and owns significant stakes in six producing fields operated by others, according to the company’s website.

BP holds a 26 percent operating stake in the Prudhoe Bay.

ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil each hold a 36 percent interest and Chevron holds a 1 percent stake.


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