Norwegian Statoil given creative sentence for improper water diversion
Nov 1, 2011 at 7:08 am in Business, News by tyler.king
Norwegian energy giant Statoil has been fined 190 thousand dollars for improperly diverting water near Conklin.
The provincial court of Alberta found the company diverted too much water, and didn’t monitor it properly, between December of 2008 and May of 2009.
Alberta Environment says 185 thousand dollars from the fine will go towards creating an online training portal for the oil and gas industry about proper surface water diversion.
The remaining 5 thousand will be paid as a fine.
Statoil had faced 11 counts of improperly diverting water; it could’ve been fined 500 thousand dollars for each count.
It still faces three counts of providing false or misleading statements.