Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shell Oil Company and Equilon Enterprises LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Penalty: 
$20,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
September 23, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Shell Oil and its subsidiary agreed to pay $20 million in settlement of allegations it violated the False Claims Act by making false or misleading statements when claiming reimbursement from the state Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund; $11,394,500 of the settlement was paid to the State Water Board, $4,851,00 million to the Attorney General's Office, and the remainder to the whistleblower and counsel.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California State Water Resources Control Board
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
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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