Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded
Headquartered in: 
Netherlands
Major Industry: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry: 
oil & gas
Penalty total since 2000: 
$1,274,523,970
Number of records: 
387
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$718,137,955247
government-contracting-related offenses$264,069,4728
financial offenses$124,560,0003
employment-related offenses$117,103,65116
competition-related offenses$48,149,4592
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$717,907,955239
False Claims Act and related$161,200,0003
accounting fraud or deficiencies$120,000,0001
federal leasing royalty violation$102,869,4725
benefit plan administrator violation$90,000,0001
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 totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual 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. The totals 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 list below.

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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.

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
Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership environmental violation 2001 EPA $138,333,333
Equilon Enterprises LLC environmental violation 2001 EPA $138,333,333
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 and related 2001 DOJ_CIVIL $110,000,000
Royal Dutch Petroleum Company benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $90,000,000
Shell Oil Company et al. environmental violation 2018 NJ-AG $68,500,000
Shell Pipeline Company LP environmental violation 2003 EPA $67,000,000
Shell Oil federal leasing royalty violation 2000 DOJ_CIVIL $56,000,000
Shell Oil Company False Claims Act and related 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $49,000,000
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $30,000,000
Equilon Pipeline Company LLC environmental violation 2002 USAO $25,000,000
Shell Offshore Inc. federal leasing royalty violation 2012 ONRR $25,000,000
Shell Offshore, Inc. federal leasing royalty violation 2003 ONRR $21,839,472
Shell Oil Co. environmental violation 2008 CO-AG $20,000,000
Shell Oil Company and Equilon Enterprises LLC environmental violation 2016 CA-WAT $20,000,000
Shell Oil Company environmental violation 2009 CA-AG $19,500,000
Royal Dutch Shell Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $18,149,459
Shell Oil Company environmental violation 2012 NH-AG $17,500,000
Shell Oil environmental violation 2005 CA-OCDA $14,500,000
Equilon Enterprises wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $11,170,000
Equilon Enterprises, LLC dba Shell Oil environmental violation 2005 CA-MULTI $10,750,000
Shell Chemical LP environmental violation 2018 EPA $10,350,000
Shell Chemical L.P. and Shell Chemical Yabucoa environmental violation 2010 EPA $9,500,000
SHELL PIPELINE COMPANY LP environmental violation 2002 WA-ENV $7,860,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $7,750,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC, and Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership environmental violation 2001 MULTI-AG (*) $7,500,000
Shell Chemical environmental violation 2007 LA-ENV $6,500,000
Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $4,470,764
Shell tax violations 2000 LA-AG $4,360,000
Shell Oil Co. environmental violation 2014 MA-AG $4,000,000
Shell Oil Deer Park (National Case)(HQ) environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $3,800,000
Shell Oil Products Company LLC wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $2,258,480
Shell Oil Company False Claims Act and related 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $2,200,000
Shell Offshore Inc. environmental violation 2019 EPA $2,200,000
Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA (*) $1,500,000
Shell Oil Company and Shell Pipe Line Corporation environmental violation 2005 IL-ENV $1,332,932
SHELL CHEMICAL, LP 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, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $1,025,000
Equilon Enterprises environmental violation 2015 EPA $900,000
Shell (Equilon, Motiva and Deer Park Refining) environmental violation 2015 EPA (*) $900,000
Shell Chemical L.P. environmental violation 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $806,630
Equilon Enterprises, LLC dba Shell Oil consumer protection violation 2016 CA-MULTI $762,500
Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc - Discoverer Drillship & environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $710,000
Shell Oil environmental violation 2002 CA-CCCDA $675,000
Shell Chemical - St. Rose environmental violation 2010 EPA $574,730
Jiffy Lube International environmental violation 2008 CA-AG $500,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC environmental violation 2013 CA-WAT $500,000
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA $495,000
Shell Chemical LP wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $491,945
Shell Chemical LP environmental violation 2016 LA-ENV $445,760
Shell Chemical LP environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $400,000
SHELL OIL COMPANY environmental violation 2001 EPA $390,155
Shell Offshore - Kulluk Drillship and Associated F environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $390,000
Pennzoil-Quaker State dba SOPUS Products environmental violation 2003 EPA $390,000
Shell Oil Products environmental violation 2018 EPA $362,964
Shell Chemical Company environmental violation 2003 EPA $361,800
SHELL CHEMICAL COMPANY environmental violation 2001 EPA $350,000
Shell Chemical LP environmental violation 2008 TX-ENV $345,744
SHELL PIPELINE COMPANY LP environmental violation 2005 EPA $330,000
Shell Oil Company environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $330,000
Shell Chemical LP environmental violation 2013 LA-ENV $320,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $318,986
Shell Oil Company environmental violation 2019 VT-AG $316,667
Shell Pipeline Company LP environmental violation 2018 CA-ARB $300,000
Shell Oil Co. environmental violation 2005 IL-AG $275,000
Pennzoil-Quaker State company dba Sopus Products environmental violation 2017 EPA $226,015
Equilon Enterprises LLC wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $225,679
Shell Oil Products US environmental violation 2016 CA-ARB $223,000
Shell Chemical LP wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $210,579
Jiffy Lube International environmental violation 2004 CA-MULTI $209,000
Shell International Trading and Shipping Co. investor protection violation 2006 CFTC $200,000
Shell Oil Co. environmental violation 2003 IL-AG $200,000
Shell Oil Company, Inc. environmental violation 2004 IL-ENV $200,000
Shell Oil Products US/Martinez Refinery RVP environmental violation 2020 CA-ARB $195,000
Shell Martinez Refinery environmental violation 2016 CA-ARB $195,000
Shell Oil Products US environmental violation 2021 EPA $191,000
Shell Martinez Refinery environmental violation 2018 EPA $180,790
Shell environmental violation 2009 CA-SDCA $175,000
Shell Chemical LP environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $166,530
Shell Oil Company environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $158,450
Shell Pipeline Company LP environmental violation 2005 IL-AG $155,000
Shell Pipeline Company LP environmental violation 2005 IL-ENV $155,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC environmental violation 2021 LA-ENV $154,000
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE CO. SHREVEPORT REFINERY workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $151,000
SHELL PIPELINE CO. L.P. environmental violation 2014 PHMSA $144,000
SHELL CHEMICAL LP workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $135,900
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY environmental violation 2002 EPA $134,418
Shell Pipeline Company, L.P. environmental violation 2015 EPA $132,500
SWEPI LP environmental violation 2012 WY-ENV $113,000
Shell Oil Products US environmental violation 2012 EPA $110,331
Shell Oil Products US tobacco litigation 2008 MULTI-AG $100,000
Shell Chemical LP environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $100,000
Jiffy Lube International Inc. consumer protection violation 2001 NJ-DCA $99,286
Shell Trading (US) Company environmental violation 2012 EPA $96,799
Shell Chemical L.P. environmental violation 2016 EPA $91,800
THE SHELL COMPANY (PR) LIMITED environmental violation 2002 EPA $90,000
Shell Offshore Inc. environmental violation 2019 BSEE $89,350
Shell Oil Company environmental violation 2018 TX-ENV $87,500
Shell Chemical LP wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $87,065
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