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Jul 17, 2013


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Larry Alheim


Earthstone Energy, Inc. Resolves Montana Clean Air Act Violation


Helena --- Earthstone Energy, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado, recently paid a $6,335 penalty to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for failing to register oil and gas wells in Richland and Sheridan Counties as sources of air pollution and for failing to install vapor emission controls on two wells.

Registration of the thousands of oil and gas wells in Montana and vapor controls are necessary so that DEQ can limit the amount of pollutants that are released into the atmosphere. Larry Alheim of the DEQ Enforcement Division said that in addition to paying a penalty, Earthstone registered the wells and agreed to install the appropriate vapor controls.

For questions concerning the enforcement action, contact Larry Alheim at (406) 444-2411. For questions concerning oil and gas well facility permitting or registration, contact the Air Resources Management Bureau at (406) 782-2689 or visit the DEQ website at

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