Violation Tracker Individual Record

Shell Oil
Current Parent Company: 
Shell PLC
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: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
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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