HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amplify Energy Corp. (“Amplify” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AMPY) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the United States government, subject to court review and approval, to resolve all federal criminal matters involving the Company and its subsidiaries stemming from the October 2021 Southern California Pipeline Incident. As part of the resolution with the United States, Amplify has agreed to plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor negligent discharge of oil in violation of the Clean Water Act. If approved by the Court, Amplify will pay a fine of approximately $7.1 million in installments over a period of three years, serve a term of four years’ probation and reimbursement of governmental agencies approximately $5.8 million for their response to this event. Amplify also has agreed to implement certain compliance measures including installation of a new leak detection system and increased Remote Operated Vehicle inspections of the pipeline.
Martyn Willsher, Amplify’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “From the outset, Amplify Energy has been committed to working cooperatively with the various agencies investigating this incident. We believe this resolution, which is subject to court review and approval, reflects the commitments we made immediately following the incident to impacted parties and is in the best interest of Amplify and its stakeholders. We are committed to safely operating in a way that ensures the protection of the environment and the surrounding communities.”
About Amplify Energy
Amplify Energy Corp. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploitation and production of oil and natural gas properties. Amplify’s operations are focused in Oklahoma, the Rockies, federal waters offshore Southern California, East Texas / North Louisiana, and the Eagle Ford. For more information, visit www.amplifyenergy.com.
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