Violation Tracker Summary for Primary Offense Type

Offense Type: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Penalty Total since 2000: 
Number of Penalty Records: 
The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each 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 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Royal Dutch Shell$102,869,4725
Westmoreland Coal$12,239,5381
Chesapeake Energy$3,312,3003
QEP Resources$1,207,8001
Exxon Mobil$890,0001

Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Parent Major Industry Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
Citation Oil and Gas   2014 ONRR $10,752
Lyon Oil Company   2014 ONRR $40,000
EQT Production Company EQT oil and gas 2014 ONRR $43,040
Benson-Montin-Greer Drilling Corp.   2015 ONRR $16,000
Benson-Montin-Greer Drilling Corp.   2015 ONRR $27,120
Tom Harris dba Trace Oil   2015 ONRR $6,776
Oasis Petroleum Oasis Petroleum oil and gas 2015 ONRR $72,438
Advantage Resources Inc.   2015 ONRR $24,384
Synergy Operating LLC   2015 ONRR $10,607
Lyon Oil Company   2015 ONRR $18,300
SWN Production (Arkansas), LLC f/k/a SEECO, Inc.   2015 USAO $950,000
Statoil Oil & Gas Equinor oil and gas 2015 USAO $1,989,560
Linn Operating, Inc. Linn Energy oil and gas 2016 ONRR $51,641
Bill Barrett Corporation HighPoint Resources oil and gas 2016 ONRR $57,052
Columbia Production Company   2016 ONRR $5,504
Chesapeake Energy Chesapeake Energy oil and gas 2016 ONRR $2,118,900
Advantage Resources, Inc.   2016 ONRR $10,272
Wasatch Oil and Gas Corp.   2016 ONRR $54,269
Lyon Oil Company   2016 ONRR $36,600
Benson-Montin-Greer Drilling Corp.   2016 ONRR $28,080
Gulfsands Petroleum, USA   2016 ONRR $62,235
Tandem Energy Corporation   2016 ONRR $78,000
McDonnold Operating   2017 ONRR $17,898
Dudley & Associates LLC   2017 ONRR $5,472
Benson-Montin-Greer Drilling Corp.   2017 ONRR $100,400
Slawson Exploration Company   2017 ONRR $14,640
Salt Creek Oil LLC   2017 ONRR $80,927
Trace Oil   2017 ONRR $40,404
Enervest Operating   2017 ONRR $97,816
Advantage Resources Inc.   2017 ONRR $13,143
Gulfsands Petroleum, USA   2017 ONRR $10,439
Tandem Energy Corporation   2017 ONRR $56,400
El Pache Energy   2017 ONRR $6,000
Merrion Oil and Gas Corporation   2017 ONRR $60,754
Merrion Oil and Gas Corporation   2017 ONRR $349,096
Lyon Oil Company   2017 ONRR $18,300
Merrion Oil and Gas Corporation   2017 ONRR $222,100
Warrego Oil and Gas   2018 ONRR $6,449
Mid-Con Operating Energy LLC   2018 ONRR $19,736
XTO Energy Exxon Mobil oil and gas 2018 ONRR $890,000
Asarco LLC Grupo Mexico mining and minerals 2018 ONRR $450,000
EnerVest Operating LLC   2018 ONRR $43,200
Eagle Point Pit   2018 ONRR $12,600
The Dehart Company   2018 ONRR $21,444
El Pache Energy   2018 ONRR $5,500
B. Charles Rogers Gas Ltd.   2019 DOJ_CIVIL $3,575,000
SRC Energy, Inc.   2019 USAO $723,236
Mineral Resources, Inc.   2019 USAO $214,706
Somont Oil Company and Ferdig Oil Company   2019 USAO $137,500
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(*): Some penalties are partial or complete duplicates of other penalty records, either because a DOJ settlement duplicates an agency record or because EPA listed the full penalty for a company for each of the company's relevant facilities. Penalty amounts marked with an asterisk have been identified by Good Jobs First as duplicating other penalty amounts.