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: 
$722,412,930
Number of records: 
592
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$256,929,853457
False Claims Act$161,200,0003
accounting fraud or deficiencies$120,000,0001
benefit plan administrator violation$90,000,0001
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$48,149,4592
wage and hour violation$22,582,88713
federal leasing royalty violation$21,869,4723
railroad safety violation$581,60067
workplace safety or health violation$565,65934
offshore drilling violation$230,0008
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 - KERN MIDWAY; AERA ENERGY LLC; AERA ENERGY TAYLOR LEASE; EQUILLON ENTERPRISES LLC 060370055000061; EQUILLON ENTERPRISES LLC 060370055000070; EQUILON; EQUILON ENT D / B / A SHELL OIL PROD US; EQUILON ENT DBA SHELL OIL PROD US SHELL AV; EQUILON ENT ST ROSE; EQUILON ENTERPRISE DBA SHELL OIL PRODUCT; EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC - SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US NORCO REFINERY; EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC - VAN NUYS; EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC DBA SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US - ST ROSE REFINERY; EQUILON PIPELINE; J [...]

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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 Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
Equilon Enterprises wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $11,170,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $7,750,000
Royal Dutch Petroleum Company benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $90,000,000
Shell Offshore environmental violation 2010 BSEE $15,000
Shell Offshore Inc. offshore drilling violation 2005 BSEE $27,000
Aera Energy LLC offshore drilling violation 2004 BSEE $25,000
Shell Offshore Inc. offshore drilling violation 2002 BSEE $12,000
Shell Offshore, Inc offshore drilling violation 2001 BSEE $20,000
Shell Offshore Inc. offshore drilling violation 2001 BSEE $10,000
Aera Energy LLC offshore drilling violation 2001 BSEE $73,000
Shell Frontier Oil & Gas Inc. offshore drilling violation 2000 BSEE $15,000
Aera Energy LLC offshore drilling violation 2000 BSEE $48,000
Shell Offshore Inc. environmental violation 2017 BSEE $47,250
Shell Offshore Inc. environmental violation 2017 BSEE $36,750
Shell Offshore Inc environmental violation 2018 BSEE $43,100
Jiffy Lube # 1462 wage and hour violation 2008 CA-LCO $5,000
Jiffy Lube #2680 wage and hour violation 2005 CA-LCO $9,000
Jiffy Lube #2967 wage and hour violation 2005 CA-LCO $6,000
Shell International Trading and Shipping Co. securities issuance or trading violation 2006 CFTC $200,000
Shell Oil Company False Claims Act 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $2,200,000
Shell Oil Company False Claims Act 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $49,000,000
Shell Oil Company False Claims Act 2001 DOJ_CIVIL $110,000,000
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $30,000,000
Equilon Enterprises environmental violation 2015 EPA $900,000
Shell Oil environmental violation 2013 EPA $117,600,000
Shell Chemical L.P. and Shell Chemical Yabucoa environmental violation 2010 EPA $9,500,000
Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. environmental violation 2013 EPA $1,100,000
Shell Pipeline Company LP environmental violation 2003 EPA $67,000,000
Shell Chemical LP environmental violation 2018 EPA $10,350,000
Shell Oil Products environmental violation 2018 EPA $362,964
SHELL OIL COMPANY environmental violation 2001 EPA $390,155
THE SHELL COMPANY (PR) LIMITED environmental violation 2002 EPA $90,000
Shell Company (Puerto Rico) Limited, The environmental violation 2003 EPA $80,000
The Shell Company (Puerto Rico) Limited environmental violation 2004 EPA $25,000
Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $1,025,000
Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA (*) $1,500,000
Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $69,000
Pennzoil Quaker State Co environmental violation 2003 EPA $23,250
SHELL CHEMICAL, LP environmental violation 2010 EPA (*) $1,231,900
SHELL CHEMICAL LP environmental violation 2008 EPA $13,246
SHELL CHEMICAL LP environmental violation 2011 EPA $11,500
SHELL CHEMICAL LP environmental violation 2016 EPA $22,407
SHELL WESTERN EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION environmental violation 2001 EPA $12,000
Shell Pipeline Company, L.P. environmental violation 2015 EPA $132,500
SHELL CHEMICAL COMPANY environmental violation 2001 EPA $350,000
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA $495,000
SHELL CHEMICAL COMPANY environmental violation 2000 EPA $37,508
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY environmental violation 2002 EPA $134,418
EQUILON PIPELINE COMPANY LLC environmental violation 2001 EPA $5,000
Pennzoil Quaker State Company environmental violation 2002 EPA $23,375
Shell Chemical Company environmental violation 2003 EPA $361,800
OZONA STA environmental violation 2004 EPA $64,480
EQUILON PIPELINE COMPANY LLC environmental violation 2002 EPA $12,000
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY environmental violation 2004 EPA $85,400
Shell Offshore Inc. (GMG290103) environmental violation 2005 EPA $8,061
Shell Offshore Inc. (GMG290103) environmental violation 2005 EPA $8,762
Shell Pipeline Co. LP(Hearne Release) environmental violation 2005 EPA $17,600
Shell Chemical LP Norco Chemical Plant East Site environmental violation 2006 EPA $15,600
Shell Chemical - St. Rose environmental violation 2010 EPA $574,730
Shell Pipeline environmental violation 2008 EPA $25,000
Shell Oil Deer Park (National Case)(HQ) environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $3,800,000
SHELL CHEMICAL LP - GEISMAR PLANT environmental violation 2014 EPA $11,897
Shell Pipeline Company environmental violation 2014 EPA $70,990
Shell Chemical L.P. environmental violation 2016 EPA $91,800
Pennzoil-Quaker State company dba Sopus Products environmental violation 2017 EPA $226,015
Shell Global, LP environmental violation 2017 EPA $36,000
SHELL PIPELINE COMPANY LP environmental violation 2005 EPA $330,000
Aera Energy LLC environmental violation 2002 EPA $15,000
Aera Energy - Taylor Lease environmental violation 2006 EPA $5,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC dba Shell Oil Products environmental violation 2005 EPA $16,500
Shell Corporation (SB) environmental violation 2007 EPA $26,000
Shell Martinez Refinery environmental violation 2018 EPA $180,790
SHELL OIL PRODS. U.S. PUGET SOUND REFY. environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
Shell Offshore - Kulluk Drillship and Associated F environmental violation 2013 EPA $390,000
Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc - Discoverer Drillship & environmental violation 2013 EPA $710,000
SHELL CHEMICAL LP environmental violation 2000 EPA $37,500
SHELL CHEMICAL LP environmental violation 2011 EPA $10,000
SHELL CHEMICAL LP environmental violation 2016 EPA $50,000
SHELL MARTINEZ REFINERY environmental violation 2009 EPA $57,000
SHELL MARTINEZ REFINERY environmental violation 2011 EPA $9,000
Shell Oil Products US environmental violation 2012 EPA $12,000
Martinez Shell Refining Company environmental violation 2014 EPA $6,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2004 EPA $19,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2004 EPA $12,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2004 EPA $26,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2003 EPA $19,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2003 EPA $5,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2004 EPA $19,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2004 EPA $12,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2004 EPA $6,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2004 EPA $11,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2007 EPA $5,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2007 EPA $2,850,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2007 EPA $6,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2007 EPA $20,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2006 EPA $6,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2006 EPA $6,500
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2006 EPA $5,000
SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2006 EPA $5,500
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