Note 11 - Accrued Closure Costs and ARO
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2015
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Asset Retirement Obligation Disclosure [Text Block]||
ACCRUED CLOSURE COSTS AND ARO
Accrued closure costs represent our estimated environmental liability to clean up our fixed-based regulated facilities as required by our permits, in the event of closure. Changes to reported closure liabilities for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, were as follows:
The decreases in closure liabilities in 2015 included approximately $331,000 of costs incurred in connection with the closure of processing unit/equipment at our PFNWR facility and a reduction of approximately $175,000 in closure liabilities at our PFNWR facility resulting from a change in estimated closure costs.
The reported closure asset or ARO, is reported as a component of “Net Property and equipment” in the Consolidated Balance Sheet for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014 as follows:
The adjustment to the ARO for 2015 was due to the adjustment made to our closure liability as discussed above.
The entire disclosure for an asset retirement obligation and the associated long-lived asset. An asset retirement obligation is a legal obligation associated with the disposal or retirement from service of a tangible long-lived asset that results from the acquisition, construction or development, or the normal operations of a long-lived asset, except for certain obligations of lessees.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef