Arco Settles MTBE Suit

By | November 01, 2002
Arco, now part of BP, has settled an environmental lawsuit, promising to pay several millions to clean up sites contaminated by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in Orange County, California, and to cover other expenses. The Orange County District Attorney's office announced that Arco will pay for the clean up of sites, which is expected to run into millions of dollars, and contribute $3 million for monitoring of the cleanup of sites