NEW YORK - The federal judge in New York overseeing litigation arising from contamination allegedly caused by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) on Feb. 6 awarded summary judgment to Chevron U.S.A. (CUSA) after barring the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) theory of liability against the company (In re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1358, Case No. 00-1898, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., et al., No. 08 Civ. 00312, S.D. N.Y.).