Violation Tracker Individual Record

Hess Energy Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Hess Corp.
May 7, 2008
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Hess was one of 13 oil companies to agreed to pay a total of $422 million to settle multiple lawsuits alleging that they were responsible for contamination of water supplies with the dangerous gasoline additive MTBE. The allocation of the payments among the defendants was not disclosed in the public court record, but Hess mentioned in an SEC filing that it had recorded a pre-tax charge of $40 million in connection with the settlement:

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
private litigation
Southern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
Case ID: 
Case Name: 
In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ("MTBE") Products Liability Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
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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