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: 
$1,134,169,596
Number of records: 
607
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$664,226,519470
False Claims Act and related$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
tax violations$4,360,0001
railroad safety violation$581,60067
workplace safety or health violation$565,65934
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 agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

AERA ENERGY - KERN MIDWAY; AERA ENERGY LLC; AERA ENERGY TAYLOR LEASE; Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership; 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 [...]

Links: 

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
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 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 2003 ONRR $21,839,472
Shell Oil Co. environmental violation 2008 CO-AG $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
Equilon Enterprises wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $11,170,000
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
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 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 US, MARTINEZ REF. environmental violation 2007 EPA $2,850,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC - SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US NORCO REFINERY environmental violation 2001 EPA $2,300,000
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 Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA (*) $1,500,000
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
SHELL CHEMICAL LP - GEISMAR PLANT environmental violation 2007 EPA $1,000,000
SHELL CHEMICAL LP - NORCO CHEMICAL PLANT WEST SITE environmental violation 2007 EPA $1,000,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC DBA SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US - ST ROSE REFINERY environmental violation 2007 EPA $1,000,000
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 Chemical L.P. environmental violation 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $806,630
Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc - Discoverer Drillship & environmental violation 2013 EPA $710,000
Shell Chemical - St. Rose environmental violation 2010 EPA $574,730
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC - SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US NORCO REFINERY environmental violation 2001 EPA $500,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC - SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US NORCO REFINERY environmental violation 2013 EPA $500,000
Jiffy Lube International environmental violation 2008 CA-AG $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 2018 EPA $437,500
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 PIPELINE COMPANY LP environmental violation 2005 EPA $330,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $318,986
SHELL OIL DEER PARK 482010003900621 environmental violation 2008 EPA $315,744
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC - VAN NUYS environmental violation 2011 EPA $280,000
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
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC - SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US NORCO REFINERY environmental violation 2011 EPA $215,662
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
AERA ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2000 EPA $200,000
Shell Oil Co. environmental violation 2003 IL-AG $200,000
SHELL PUGET SOUND REFINERY environmental violation 2017 EPA $188,869
Shell Martinez Refinery environmental violation 2018 EPA $180,790
SHELL OIL DEER PARK 482010003900633 environmental violation 2009 EPA $166,530
SHELL PUGET SOUND REFINERY environmental violation 2007 EPA $166,000
SHELL OIL DEER PARK 482010003900998 environmental violation 2011 EPA $158,450
SHELL OIL DEER PARK 482010003901381 environmental violation 2011 EPA $158,450
Shell Pipeline Company LP environmental violation 2005 IL-AG $155,000
SHELL PIPELINE CO. L.P. environmental violation 2014 PHMSA $144,000
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY environmental violation 2002 EPA $134,418
SHELL PUGET SOUND REFINERY environmental violation 2016 EPA $133,000
Shell Pipeline Company, L.P. environmental violation 2015 EPA $132,500
Shell Oil Products US environmental violation 2012 EPA $110,331
Shell Oil Products US tobacco litigation 2008 MULTI-AG $100,000
Shell Trading (US) Company environmental violation 2012 EPA $96,799
SHELL CHEMICAL LP - NORCO CHEMICAL PLANT WEST SITE environmental violation 2016 EPA $95,284
Shell Chemical L.P. environmental violation 2016 EPA $91,800
THE SHELL COMPANY (PR) LIMITED environmental violation 2002 EPA $90,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC - SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US NORCO REFINERY environmental violation 2007 EPA $90,000
Shell Chemical LP wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $87,065
PENNZOIL-QUAKER STATE COMPANY environmental violation 2004 EPA $85,400
SHELL CHEMICAL LP - NORCO CHEMICAL PLANT 220890007900239 environmental violation 2011 EPA $85,000
Shell Company (Puerto Rico) Limited, The environmental violation 2003 EPA $80,000
SHELL OIL DEER PARK 482010003900594 environmental violation 2008 EPA $80,000
SHELL CHEMICAL LP - GEISMAR PLANT environmental violation 2014 EPA $79,775
SHELL OIL DEER PARK 482010003900009 environmental violation 2003 EPA $78,525
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $77,000
Aera Energy LLC offshore drilling violation 2001 BSEE $73,000
SHELL OIL DEER PARK 482010003900691 environmental violation 2009 EPA $71,900
Shell Pipeline Company environmental violation 2014 EPA $70,990
SHELL OIL DEER PARK 482010003900597 environmental violation 2008 EPA $70,415
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC- ST. ROSE FACILITY environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $70,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC DBA SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US - ST ROSE REFINERY environmental violation 2013 EPA $70,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC DBA SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US - ST ROSE REFINERY environmental violation 2013 EPA $70,000
EQUILON ENTERPRISES LLC DBA SHELL OIL PRODUCTS US - ST ROSE REFINERY environmental violation 2013 EPA $70,000
Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Prods US environmental violation 2003 EPA $69,950
Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $69,000
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