Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shell Oil Company
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Penalty: 
$17,500,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
November 8, 2012
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Shell Oil Company and Sunoco, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $35 million to settle their role in a lawsuit initiated in 2003 concerning groundwater contamination by the gasoline additive MTBE. The announcement did not indicate how much each company would pay. Here we assume the total was divided evenly between them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New Hampshire Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New Hampshire
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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