Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
British Petroleum
Current Parent Company: 
Marathon Petroleum
Penalty: 
$50,000,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
October 25, 2007
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

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 State: 
Texas
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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Parent company note: 
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