Canadian Oil Regulator Charges Exxon Mobil-owned Hibernia for 2019 Oil Spill

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Petroleum Board laid three charges against Hibernia for a spill that occurred in July 2019. Exxon Mobil is the biggest Hibernia shareholder with a 33% stake.

Rod Nickel, Reuters

A Canadian oil regulator on July 5 said it has charged Hibernia, an offshore oil company owned by Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and Suncor Energy Inc., over a 2019 oil spill.

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Petroleum Board laid three charges for the spill, including that Hibernia Management and Development Co. did not ensure that its work would not cause pollution and that it failed to follow processes for managing risks.

Exxon Mobil is the biggest Hibernia shareholder with a 33% stake.

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