Company fined $510,000 for Montara spill
The West Atlas oil rig on fire off the northwest coast in November 2009. Picture: AP

The company responsible for the 2009 Montara oil disaster off the Kimberley coast has been fined a total of $510,000 for four charges relating to the spill.

The fine is less than a third of the $1.7 million maximum penalty for the charges.

PTTEP AA pleaded guilty to the charges at a hearing at the Darwin Magistrate's Court yesterday.

The penalties were handed down in the same court this afternoon.

Yesterday chief executive Officer of PTTEP Australasia Ken Fitzpatrick said his company had admitted responsibility for the oil spill and “deeply regrettedâ€

The West Australian

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