Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
CITGO
Current Parent Company: 
PDVSA (Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.)
Penalty: 
$13,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
September 17, 2008
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

CITGO pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay a $13 million fine for the negligent discharge of pollutants into two rivers in Louisiana in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Venezuela
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
government-owned
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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