Delaware City Refinery, DNREC Sign Settlement Agreement

DOVER – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced Monday that DNREC has signed a settlement agreement with the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC (DCRC) over air quality permit violations concerning the company’s Delaware City refinery.

On Nov. 4, 2019, DNREC issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order (2019-A-0043) for alleged violations at the Delaware City refinery that occurred between Nov. 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Officials said the these violations include a fire that occurred on Feb. 3, 2019, which released over 6,000 pounds of various pollutants. Additionally, this penalty takes into account a DCRC pollution control device outage, and flaring events at the refinery, officials said Monday.

Terms of the settlement agreement call for DCRC to pay an administrative penalty of $67,968.29 and $2,031.71 in cost recovery for the Department for a total of $70,000. The settlement agreement can be found on the DNREC website at

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