Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Equilon Pipeline Company LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Penalty: 
$25,000,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
December 11, 2002
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Equilon pleaded no contest to criminal charges resulting from the 1999 rupture of a pipeline in Bellingham, Washington that spilled 236,000 gallons of gasoline, some of which ignited and caused three deaths. It also settled related civil allegations.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Western District of Washington
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Facility State: 
Washington
Facility City: 
Bellingham
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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