Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shell Oil Company
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Penalty: 
$110,000,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
January 23, 2001
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act
Secondary Offense: 
federal leasing royalty violation
Violation Description: 

Shell Oil Company agreed to pay $110 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act and administrative claims that Shell underpaid royalties due for oil produced on federal leases from 1980 to December 31, 1998.

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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