Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shell Oil Company
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Penalty: 
$49,000,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
August 5, 2003
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Shell Oil Company agreed to pay $49 million to settle claims under the False Claims Act and various administrative provisions relating to its unauthorized venting and flaring of gas in the Gulf of Mexico.

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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