Arkansas-based Murphy Oil has reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a consent decree covering the company’s refineries in Superior and Louisiana. According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (PDF), Murphy will also pay a $1.25 million civil settlement, with Wisconsin receiving $229,687. The new air pollution control technologies and other measures to be implemented at both refineries will reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide by nearly 1,400 tons per year once all controls are installed. The company did not disclose details of the consent decree. Murphy announced in July that it was putting the Wisconsin and Louisiana refineries up for sale, along with another in the United Kingdom. The Superior facility is the only oil refinery in Wisconsin and one of the smallest in the U.S., capable of processing 35,000 barrels a day.
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