Violation Tracker Individual Record
Date:October 25, 2007
Primary Offense:environmental violation
British Petroleum and several of its subsidiaries agreed to pay a $50 million criminal penalty for environmental violations stemming from a fatal explosion at a Texas refinery in March 2005. The facility was later sold to Marathon Petroleum.
Level of Government:federal
Action Type:agency action
Agency:Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case:criminal
Facility City:Texas City
HQ Country of Parent:USA
HQ State of Parent:Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent:publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent:oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent:oil & gas
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