The oil multinational, Shell, has apologised after being fined £40,000 for breaching the rules on reporting climate pollution at its Mossmorran petrochemical plant in Fife. The fine was imposed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) after Shell admitted to a “metering error” which underestimated the amount of propane gas emitted to the environment in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Critics have accused Shell of “stumbling” over environmental compliance and claimed community trust is “zero”. The company expressed “regret” and stressed that it had detected and reported the error.
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