Violation Tracker Individual Record

Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Occidental Petroleum
January 23, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

A settlement reached with Anadarko Petroleum Corp.and Kerr McGee went into effect, allowing funds to be disbursed for cleanups across the country. This settlement resolved fraudulent conveyance claims brought by the United States and the Anadarko Litigation Trust, the trust against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and its affiliates, the defendants, in the bankruptcy of Tronox Inc. and its subsidiaries. The defendants paid $5.15 billion, plus interest, to the trust. The trust was expected to distribute more than $4.4 billion to fund environmental clean-up and for environmental claims.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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