(Reuters) - British oil giant BP Plc will pay $373 million (182 million pounds) in fines and restitution to settle U.S. government charges related to a deadly explosion at the company’s Texas City oil refinery, leaks on its Alaska oil pipeline and propane market manipulation.
Following is a list of the company’s violations and penalties:
Texas City oil refinery explosion
* Refinery exploded in March 2005 killing 15 workers because of safety violations.
* BP will pay record $50 million criminal fine under the Clean Air Act and serve three years of probation.
Propane market manipulation
* Company cornered propane market in winter 2004, causing consumers in Midwest and Northeast to pay higher energy prices.
* BP will pay a $125 million civil penalty, $100 million criminal penalty, $53 million in restitution and $25 million for a consumer fraud fund.
Alaska oil pipeline leaks
* Company pipeline in Alaska leaked 200,000 gallons of oil in March 2006 and 1,000 gallons in August 2006.
* Government investigators found six inches of sediment in pipeline causing corrosion after company failed to maintain the pipeline.
* BP will pay $12 million criminal fine, $4 million in criminal restitution to Alaska, $4 million to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and serve three years of probation.