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Company: Shell Oil
Current Parent CompanyShell PLC
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Penalty: $14,500,000
Year: 2005
Date: January 7, 2005
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: Shell Oil agreed to pay Orange County $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit over groundwater contamination from the now-banned fuel additive MTBE at scores of gas stations. The total included $10.5 million for a study t determine the full extent of the contamination, which the company agreed to clean up.
Level of Government: local
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Orange County (CA) District Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: California
Facility County: Orange
HQ Country of Current Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: oil and gas
Specific Industry of Current Parent: oil & gas
Source of Data: Shell Oil to shell out; Company will pay $14.5 million to settle O.C. groundwater contamination suit, Orange County Register, January 7, 2005 (via Nexis).
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