Murphy's Should Have Made More Donations to Democrats
Murphy Oil Company, the El Dorado based oil producer, refiner, and retailer, has been hit with heavy fines and expensive demands to upgrade pollution control equipment at two of its refineries. Neither of those facilities are in-state. This disclosure adds some context to the rumors that Murphy was looking to sell its US refineries. Apparently it is too expensive to operate refineries in the United States in this environment.
Murphy Oil is perhaps best known for its "El Dorado Promise" program, whereby they provide college scholarships to virtually every graduate of El Dorado High School. The family is also well known for being big-time Republican donors. Call me a cynic, but I can't help but wonder if their company was not subjected to more intense scrutiny because of their donations.