Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Premcor
Current Parent Company: 
Valero Energy
Penalty: 
$8,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
July 18, 2008
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Equilon Enterprises and Premcor agreed to pay $16 million for their part in a case in which residents of Hartford, Illinois sued oil and pipeline companies for creating an underground petroleum lake that released harmful vapors into the air. The court did not specify how much each company would pay. Here we assume the total was split evenly between them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Madison County (Illinois) Circuit Court
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Illinois
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.