"U.S. Justice Department Probes California Refinery Over Emissions"

"The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a California unit of oil refiner PBF Energy Inc over a November emissions release, the company said.

PBF Energy's Martinez refinery emitted a "powdery substance" later determined to be spent catalysts used in the refining process last Nov. 24 and 25 and had failed to notify the county of the release, Reuters reported last year.

"We are cooperating with all relevant agencies, including with respect to any ongoing investigations related to the incident," said a PBF Energy spokesperson on Friday, declining further comment on pending legal matters."

Laura Sanicola reports for Reuters May 26, 2023.


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Source: Reuters, 05/30/2023