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Company: Shell Oil Company
Current Parent CompanyShell PLC
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Penalty: $30,800,000
Year: 2003
Date: November 21, 2003
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Secondary Offense: MTBE 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 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
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