Chevron to Pay Massachusetts $1.7M in Gas Station Cleanup Dispute

BOSTON – Chevron Corp. agreed to pay Massachusetts $1.7 million to settle allegations the oil giant received payment from the state for hazardous waste cleanup at gas stations while also receiving reimbursement from insurance companies.

According to the Associated Press, Chevron USA Inc. and Texaco Downstream Properties Inc., which merged in 2001, will pay $825,000 to the Massachusetts cleanup fund and $875,000 to the state’s general fund.

Although Chevron agreed to settle the state’s lawsuit, it denied any wrongdoing.

As CSNews Online reported one week ago, Chevron paid $1.8 million to settle a similar lawsuit brought forth by the state of Utah.

Chevron is not the only oil company sued by the state of Massachusetts. The state also received a $2.2 million settlement from Sunoco Inc. for similar allegations, and has also sued Hess Corp. for alleged false claims involving gas station cleanups.

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