Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shell Oil
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Facility State: 
Texas
Facility City: 
Deer Park
Penalty: 
$117,600,000
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at a large refinery and chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas, by spending at least $115 million to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and other processes, and by paying a $2.6 million civil penalty. Shell agreed to spend $1 million on a state-of-the-art system to monitor benzene levels at the fenceline of the refinery and chemical plant near a residential neighborhood and school and to make the data available to the public through a website.

Year: 
2013
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Netherlands
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
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Parent company note: 
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