Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Chevron USA, INC
Current Parent Company: 
Chevron
Penalty: 
$30,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
April 6, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

A BSEE investigation into a fire, revealed that the failure to repair or replace the extremely corroded and pitted section of the fire tube led to the fire. Operator failed to properly maintain the heater treater's fire tube, which resulted in a pinhole due to severe corrosion in the fire tubes' heat impingement area, thus causing a fire, property damage, and a potential threat to the health and safety of personnel on the facility.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
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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