Violation Tracker Individual Record

Shell Pipeline Company LP
Current Parent Company: 
Shell PLC
January 17, 2003
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Justice Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state of Washington announced that a civil settlement with Olympic Pipe Line Company and Shell Pipeline Company LP for environmental violations leading to the 1999 fatal pipeline rupture. Shell agreed to pay a $5 million federal penalty and spend $62 million on a spill prevention program.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources 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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