Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shell Oil Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Penalty: 
$4,000,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
February 27, 2014
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Shell Oil agreed to pay $4 million in settlement of allegations it and its joint venture Motive Enterprises received reimbursement payments from a state fund for cleanup of gasoline station storage tanks, while also seeking and receiving payments from their insursers, when such recoveries require paying back the state fund.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.