Three companies fined for misclassifying oil
WILLISTON – Notices sent to three oil companies operating in North Dakota cite 17 shipments of Bakken crude that investigators say were not properly classified under federal law.
Spokesmen for the companies facing potential fines totaling $93,000 -- Hess Corp., Marathon Oil Co. and Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. – all said Wednesday they are continuing to review the allegations issued this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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