Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Amerada Hess
Current Parent Company: 
Hess
Penalty: 
$4,360,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
July 25, 2000
Primary Offense: 
tax violations
Violation Description: 

Five oil producers -- Conoco, Unocal, Amerada Hess, Energen and Shell -- agreed to pay a total of $21.8 million in settlement of claims they had underpaid severance taxes owed to the state for oil production. The announcement did not specify how much each company would pay. Here we assume the amount was divided evenly among them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Louisiana Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Louisiana
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
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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