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A New Hampshire jury says Exxon Mobil (XOM +0.7%) should pay $236M in damages after finding the...

A New Hampshire jury says Exxon Mobil (XOM +0.7%) should pay $236M in damages after finding the company negligent when it added MTBE to gasoline and contaminated the state’s drinking water. XOM had maintained it was complying with a federal mandate to reduce air pollution when it added MTBE to gasoline, and that the chemical hadn’t harmed anyone.
Comments (3)
  • It's all bull, the govt made the oil companies use it.
    9 Apr 2013, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • MTBE is one component of the new so-called "reformulated
    gasoline" (abbreviated RFG). RFG must, by definition, contain the
    equivalent of at least 11% of MTBE. However, during the last three
    winters certain regions of the country have been required to have
    gas containing 15% MTBE. Those regions include New York City and surrounding regions in Connecticut and New Jersey, Philadelphia and its surrounding four suburban counties, Baltimore, Washington DC, and most cities in California.

     

    The state of New Hampshire has banned MTBE since 2001.
    9 Apr 2013, 08:45 PM Reply Like
  • XOM needs to quit selling gasoline in New Hampshire until this nonsense stops. Watch this verdict get overturned as another nut case. Very good example of government schizophrenia at it's worst.
    9 Apr 2013, 09:29 PM Reply Like
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