New air fine - total payout £274,000

A mistake in a calculation and moving a gas sampling location led to carbon dioxide emissions from a floating production storage and offloading vessel to be underestimated, leading to insufficient emissions trading allowances being surrendered.

Sector: Air

Total payout: £274,000

Type: EU ETS civil penalty

Date: June 2019

Location: Offshore

Offender: BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd

Description of offence: Failing to surrender sufficient emissions allowances, contrary to regulation 41 of The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012

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