Violation Tracker Individual Record

Equilon Enterprises LLC, and Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
March 21, 2001
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Motiva Enterprises LLC, Equilon Enterprises LLC, and Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership -- participants in an alliance that operated nine petroleum refineries, agreed to pay $15 million -- consisting of a $9.5 million civil penalty and $5.5 million in spending on environmental projects -- to Delaware, Louisiana, the Northwest Air Pollution Authority and the federal government to resolve Clean Air Act violations. The announcement did not indicate how the total was to be divided among the companies. Here we assume it was divided evenly between Royal Dutch Shell (owner of Equilon and Deer Park) and Motiva (now owned by Saudi Aramco). This was part of a larger $415 million settlement announced by the Justice Department; see the Violation Tracker entry at

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country 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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