Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Merit Energy Co. LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Merit Energy
Penalty: 
$1,500,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
October 1, 2008
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

To settle a Clean Air Act case at a natural gas facility, owner Merit Energy and former owner Shell Exploration agreed to pay a penalty of $500,000; Merit also agreed to spend $1 million on an environmental project.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
Notes: 

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Parent company note: 
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