The companies sponsoring this site, BP Products North America Inc., Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Shell Oil Company, share the concerns of communities whose drinking water may have an unpleasant taste or odor due to the presence of MTBE. Those who are responsible for a gasoline leak or spill that results in MTBE’s presence in water at levels above drinking water standards should clean it up, including our companies if we are responsible. But holding the oil industry liable for following the direction of Congress to add MTBE to gasoline is inappropriate and counterproductive to efforts to get responsible parties to clean up.
This Web site is intended to assist the media in understanding MTBE litigation and the issues underlying the litigation. If you have any questions, please call 866-219-1673.