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Mobil fined over oil spill

Monday, 16 May 2016 4:00 p.m.

Re: The Bay of Plenty Regional Council prosecution against Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited for discharging a contaminant into water under sections 338 (1)(a) and 15(1)(a) of the Resource Management Act.

Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited has today been fined a total of $288,000 for the discharge of heavy fuel oil into Tauranga Harbour on 27 April 2015.

We expect Judge Smith will release his written sentencing decision within the next week, and you can download the summary of facts here. 

Read the full Summary of Facts.

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