Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Exxon Mobil
Current Parent Company: 
Exxon Mobil
Penalty: 
$30,800,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
November 21, 2003
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Shell, Exxon Mobil and ChevronTexaco agreed to pay a total of $92.5 million to resolve a lawsuit brought by Santa Monica alleging that they contaminated the city's water supplies with the gasoline additive MTBE. It was not disclosed how much each company would pay; here we assume they each paid one-third of the total. The companies also agreed to pay for a water treatment plant expected to cost several hundred million dollars.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Orange County (California) Superior Court
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
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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