Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol RDS)
Headquartered in: 
Netherlands
Industry: 
oil & gas
Penalty total since 2000: 
$556,401,969
Number of records: 
183
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$200,089,14275
False Claims Act$161,200,0003
accounting fraud or deficiencies$120,000,0001
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$48,149,4592
federal leasing royalty violation$21,869,4723
wage and hour violation$3,642,8878
workplace safety or health violation$533,65932
railroad safety violation$437,35049
offshore drilling violation$230,0008
securities issuance or trading violation$200,0001
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty dollar total above may be adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

AERA ENERGY; AERA ENERGY TAYLOR LEASE; EQUILON; EQUILON CARSON TERMINAL EPL; EQUILON ENT D / B / A SHELL OIL PROD US; EQUILON ENT DBA SHELL OIL PROD US SHELL AV; EQUILON ENT ST ROSE; EQUILON PIPELINE; EQUILON PIPELINE 6 INCH CRUDE OIL GATHERING LI; JIFFY LUBE; JIFFY LUBE 1681; JIFFY LUBE 2576; PENNZOIL; PENNZOIL QUAKER STATE A DELAWARE; PENNZOIL QUAKER STATE DBA SOPUS; ROYAL DUTCH PETROLEUM; Royal Dutch Shell; SHELL; SHELL ANACORTES REFINING; SHELL CHEM LP NATIONAL CASE; SHELL CHEM LP NORCO CHEM [...]

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For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Royal Dutch Petroleum Company accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 SEC $120,000,000
Shell Oil environmental violation 2013 EPA $117,600,000
Shell Oil Company False Claims Act 2001 DOJ_CIVIL $110,000,000
Shell Pipeline Company LP environmental violation 2003 EPA $67,000,000
Shell Oil Company False Claims Act 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $49,000,000
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $30,000,000
Shell Offshore, Inc. federal leasing royalty violation 2003 ONRR $21,839,472
Royal Dutch Shell Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $18,149,459
Shell Oil Deer Park (National Case) environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $3,800,000
Shell Chemical L.P. and Shell Chemical Yabucoa environmental violation 2010 EPA $3,500,000
Shell Oil Products Company LLC wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $2,258,480
Shell Oil Company False Claims Act 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $2,200,000
Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA (*) $1,500,000
SHELL CHEMICAL, LP (NATIONAL CASE) environmental violation 2010 EPA $1,231,900
Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,100,000
Shell Chemical Yabucoa environmental violation 2009 EPA $1,025,000
SHELL CHEMICAL LP- NORCO CHEMICAL PLANT- WEST SITE environmental violation 2007 EPA $999,999
Equilon Enterprises environmental violation 2015 EPA $900,000
Shell (Equilon, Motiva and Deer Park Refining) environmental violation 2015 EPA $900,000
Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc - Discoverer Drillship & Associated Fleet environmental violation 2013 EPA $710,000
Shell Chemical - St. Rose (National Case)(Lead) environmental violation 2010 EPA $574,730
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORPORATION environmental violation 2003 EPA $495,000
Shell Chemical LP wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $491,945
SHELL OIL COMPANY environmental violation 2001 EPA $390,155
Shell Offshore - Kulluk Drillship and Associated Fleet (FF) environmental violation 2013 EPA $390,000
Pennzoil-Quaker State dba SOPUS Products environmental violation 2003 EPA $390,000
Shell Chemical Company environmental violation 2003 EPA $361,800
SHELL CHEMICAL COMPANY environmental violation 2001 EPA $350,000
EQUILON PIPELINE COMPANY, LLC environmental violation 2005 EPA $330,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $318,986
Equilon Enterprises LLC wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $225,679
Shell Chemical LP wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $210,579
Shell International Trading and Shipping Co. securities issuance or trading violation 2006 CFTC $200,000
SHELL PIPELINE CO. L.P. environmental violation 2014 PHMSA $144,000
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORPORATION environmental violation 2002 EPA $134,418
Shell Pipeline Company, L.P. (Milwaukee WI) CAFO environmental violation 2015 EPA $132,500
Shell Oil Products US environmental violation 2012 EPA $110,331
Shell Trading (US) environmental violation 2012 EPA $96,799
Shell Chemical L.P. environmental violation 2016 EPA $91,800
Shell Chemical LP wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $87,065
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY environmental violation 2004 EPA $85,400
Shell Company (Puerto Rico) Limited, The environmental violation 2003 EPA $80,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $77,000
Aera Energy LLC offshore drilling violation 2001 BSEE $73,000
Shell Pipeline Company environmental violation 2014 EPA $70,990
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC- ST. ROSE FACILITY environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $70,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US environmental violation 2003 EPA $69,950
Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $69,000
EQUILON PIPELINE COMPANY LLC environmental violation 2004 EPA $64,480
Shell Martinez Refinery - EPL environmental violation 2009 EPA $57,000
Shell Exploration employment discrimination 2006 OFCCP $50,000
SHELL CHEMICAL LP environmental violation 2016 EPA $50,000
Aera Energy LLC offshore drilling violation 2000 BSEE $48,000
Pennzoil Quaker State Company dba SOPUS wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $42,352
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $41,300
Shell Oil environmental violation 2006 EPA $37,500
Shell Tech Center (Global) environmental violation 2017 EPA $36,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $28,375
Shell Canada Products railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $27,500
Shell Offshore Inc. offshore drilling violation 2005 BSEE $27,000
Shell Corporation environmental violation 2007 EPA $26,000
SHELL PIPELINE CO. L.P. environmental violation 2016 PHMSA $25,900
EQUILON ENTERPRISES, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $25,490
Aera Energy LLC offshore drilling violation 2004 BSEE $25,000
Shell Pipeline, Berwick Pump Station environmental violation 2008 EPA $25,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $24,000
JIFFY LUBE # 2325 workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $24,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $23,900
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $23,400
Shell Oil Company environmental violation 2014 EPA $23,392
Pennzoil Quaker State Company environmental violation 2002 EPA $23,375
Pennzoil Quaker State Co environmental violation 2003 EPA $23,250
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS, US workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $22,875
EQUILON ENTERPRISES,LLC DBA SHELL OIL PRODS US workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $22,500
SHELL CHEMICAL LP environmental violation 2016 EPA $22,407
SHELL OIL COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $22,300
Shell Canada, Ltd. railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $22,000
Shell Offshore, Inc offshore drilling violation 2001 BSEE $20,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $18,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS, US workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $18,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $17,800
Shell Pipeline Co. LP(Hearne Release) environmental violation 2005 EPA $17,600
SHELL CHEMICAL COMPANY railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $17,500
Shell Trading (US) environmental violation 2014 EPA $16,918
Shell Chemical LP-Mobile environmental violation 2014 EPA $16,814
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $16,500
Equilon Enterprises LLC environmental violation 2005 EPA $16,500
Shell Chemical LP - Norco Chemical Plant - East Site environmental violation 2006 EPA $15,600
Shell Offshore environmental violation 2010 BSEE $15,000
Shell Canada, Ltd. railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $15,000
SHELL CHEMICAL COMPANY railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $15,000
Shell Frontier Oil & Gas Inc. offshore drilling violation 2000 BSEE $15,000
AERA ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2009 PHMSA $15,000
Shell Offshore federal leasing royalty violation 2001 ONRR $15,000
Shell Offshore federal leasing royalty violation 2001 ONRR $15,000
Aera Energy LLC environmental violation 2002 EPA $15,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $14,175
AERA ENERGY LLC workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $13,290
SHELL CHEMICAL LP environmental violation 2008 EPA $13,246
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS COMPANY LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $13,000
SHELL CHEMICAL COMPANY railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $12,500
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