Texas Oil and Gas Firm Fined $20K for First-Time Violations
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has fined an oil and gas firm $20,000 for failing to follow public health regulations.
Petro-Hunt LLC was fined on Tuesday $15,000 for not performing baseline testing in water wells near its drilling location and another $5,000 for not alerting the commission before spudding their well in 2015.
The potential fine for the Dallas-based company was reduced because it had never been in trouble with the commission before.
Tom Throne, a Sheridan lawyer representing the oil and gas company, says the violations were oversights and unintentional.