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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Refinery Pollution
Description: This list shows cases in which petroleum companies paid penalties of $25 million or more in cases related to emissions generated by their refineries.
Penalty Total since 2000$7,753,543,499
Number of Penalty Records: 31
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current parent's entries 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. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Marathon Petroleum$1,342,162,5007
Valero Energy$947,250,0002
Exxon Mobil$814,400,0002
Phillips 66$539,500,0001
Murphy USA$474,876,0002
Energy Transfer$291,900,0001
Shell PLC$255,933,3332
HF Sinclair Corporation$216,830,0002

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
ValeroValero Energyoil and gasair pollution violation2005EPA$711,000,000
HOVENSA LLC air pollution violation2011EPA$705,375,000
BPBPoil and gasair pollution violation2001EPA$660,000,000
ExxonMobilExxon Mobiloil and gasair pollution violation2005EPA$589,400,000
ConocoPhillipsPhillips 66oil and gasair pollution violation2005EPA$539,500,000
Tesoro Corp.Marathon Petroleumoil and gasair pollution violation2016EPA$425,450,000
BP North America Inc.BPoil and gasair pollution violation2012EPA$408,000,000
Marathon Petroleum CompanyMarathon Petroleumoil and gasair pollution violation2016EPA$334,912,500
Murphy Oil USA Inc.Murphy USAretailingenvironmental violation2007private lawsuit-federal$330,126,000
SunocoEnergy Transferpipelinesair pollution violation2005EPA$291,900,000
Chevron USAChevronoil and gasair pollution violation2003EPA$278,500,000
Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLCMarathon Petroleumoil and gasair pollution violation2001EPA$275,300,000
BP Products North America Inc.BPoil and gasair pollution violation2023EPA$242,000,000
Valero Energy Corp.Valero Energyoil and gasenvironmental violation2007EPA$236,250,000
ExxonMobilExxon Mobiloil and gasenvironmental violation2015NJ-AG$225,000,000
BP Products North America Inc.Marathon Petroleumoil and gasair pollution violation2009EPA$179,000,000
Murphy Oil USAMurphy USAretailingenvironmental violation2010EPA$144,750,000
Frontier RefiningHF Sinclair Corporationoil and gasair pollution violation2009EPA$142,380,000
Motiva Enterprises LLCSaudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)oil and gasair pollution violation2001EPA$138,333,333
Deer Park Refining Limited PartnershipPetroleos Mexicanos (Pemex)oil and gasair pollution violation2001EPA$138,333,333
Equilon Enterprises LLCShell PLCoil and gasair pollution violation2001EPA$138,333,333
Shell OilShell PLCoil and gasair pollution violation2013EPA$117,600,000
Koch Petroleum GroupKoch Industriesdiversifiedair pollution violation2000EPA$84,500,000
BP West Coast ProductsBPoil and gasair pollution violation2005CA-SCAQMD$81,000,000
Sinclair Oil Corp.HF Sinclair Corporationoil and gasair pollution violation2008EPA$74,450,000
British PetroleumMarathon Petroleumoil and gasenvironmental violation2007EPA$50,000,000
BP Products North America Inc.Marathon Petroleumoil and gasenvironmental violation2011TX-AG$50,000,000
Hunt Refining Co.Hunt Consolidatedoil and gasenvironmental violation2007EPA$48,900,000
Hess CorporationHess Corp.oil and gasair pollution violation2012EPA$45,850,000
Total Petrochemical USA Inc.TotalEnergies SEoil and gasair pollution violation2007EPA$39,900,000
Tesoro Refining and Marketing CompanyMarathon Petroleumoil and gasair pollution violation2023EPA$27,500,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.