Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shell Oil
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Penalty: 
$56,000,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
September 28, 2000
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Shell Oil agreed to pay the United States $56 million to resolve claims that it underpaid royalties owed on natural gas produced from federal leases. The settlement resolved allegations that Shell systematically underreported the value of natural gas that it produced on federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico from August 1, 1986 to December 31, 1999 and, consequently, paid less royalties than it owed to the government.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Netherlands
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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