Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McMoran Oil & Gas LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Freeport-McMoRan
Penalty: 
$60,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
November 25, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
offshore drilling violation
Violation Description: 

During a BSEE incident investigation, it was discovered that McMoran failed to move equipment containing hydrocarbons at least 35 feet from welding area. Another violation was the explosion and rupture of two oil tanks which resulted in spilled oil into the Gulf of Mexico. May 21, 2010 (2 violations)

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: 
Arizona
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining
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Parent company note: 
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