MTBE News

  • Supreme Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

    The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater. The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Exxon Mobil Corp.'s appeal of the 2009 verdict the city won for the costs of removing a gasoline additive known as MTBE from drinking wells in Queens. The city argued that the company ignored warnings from ...


    By Associated Press

  • NYC groundwater verdict against Exxon is upheld

    A federal appeals court has upheld a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater. The city sued Exxon Mobil for the costs of removing a gasoline additive known as MTBE from drinking wells in Queens. The city argued that the company ignored warnings from its own scientists and engineers not to use the additive in areas that use groundwater for ...


    By Associated Press

  • Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Markets in China

    China's demand for methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2002, ...


  • A New Study on China MTBE and Xylene Market for Next 5 yrs

    China's demand for methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and Xylene has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical ...


  • New monitoring tools for petrol additive MTBE in groundwater

    Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) is a petrol additive which can contaminate groundwater supplies. MTBE often breaks down naturally in the environment, but regulators need to be certain that this is taking place. New research highlights a number of tools in development that may offer better data on spilled MTBE in the environment, and improve the ability to monitor its degradation. MTBE is added ...

  • Gasoline additive MTBE widespread in New Hampshire’s groundwater

    The gasoline additive methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is widespread in New Hampshire's ground water, particularly in four counties -- Rockingham, Strafford, Hillsborough and Merrimack. Ground water from these counties was more likely to contain MTBE than were samples from the rest of the state. Across the state, however, the MTBE concentrations were significantly below the state drinking water ...

  • Charnock MTBE Cleanup

    Work is under way to clean up groundwater polluted with the gasoline additive MTBE in Southern Califirnia´s Charnock´s Sub-basin. Responsible parties are paying over $3 million per year to provide replacement water to Santa Monica and Culver City ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

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