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Company: Shell Oil Company and Equilon Enterprises LLC
Current Parent CompanyShell PLC
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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 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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