Denmark has put a fine on French oil and gas major Total, of 500,000 Danish crowns ($75,145) for discharging chemicals in the North Sea, by a company it acquired in 2017, according to the Danish broadcaster DR.
Namely, the former oil unit of Maersk, Maersk Oil, was reported to the police by the Danish environmental protection agency, back in 2017.
As Reuters informs, Total had bought Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion, the same year.
Commenting on the case, a spokeswoman for Total told DR that the lack of compliance is considered regrettable and unacceptable.
Denmark eventually decided to fine Total 500,000 Danish crowns ($75,145), for the discharge of chemicals in the North Sea.
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