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BP P.L.C.

75 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $34,325.1M in penalties

BP is one of the world’s largest energy companies, with interests in more than 100 countries and over 96,000 employees. BP Alternative Energy, formed in 2005, brings together all BP’s interests in zero and low-carbon power generation: BP Solar, the company’s photovoltaic business; wind power generation; hydrogen power – which combines fossil fuel power generation with carbon capture and storage to provide extremely low carbon power; and BP’s natural gas-fired power interests. BP Alternative Energy has an active wind development portfolio in Europe, North America and Asia; the company’s hydrogen business includes two announced projects (in Los Angeles and in Peterhead Scotland); BP Solar is a leading global solar company; and; BP also participates in more than 13,000 MW of gas-fired generation around the world.

Correspondence Date
Letter to BP P.L.C. 11/17/2006
Second Letter to BP P.L.C. 6/5/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 N/A $358.9M
2015 N/A $230.6M
2014 N/A $62.8M
2013 N/A $-485,625,380
2012 #35 $1,962.1M
2011 #44 $1,472.9M

75 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

26 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
10/31/2017 Alford, et al. v. Chevron USA, et al. (Plaquemines Parish Property Damage)
BP P.L.C., ChevronTexaco Corporation, Exxon Mobil
$0
9/19/2017 San Francisco and Oakland Climate Change Lawsuits
BP P.L.C., ChevronTexaco Corporation, Exxon Mobil and 1 more…
Pending
7/17/2017 California Climate Change Litigation
BP P.L.C., ChevronTexaco Corporation, Exxon Mobil and 2 more…
Pending
2/19/2016 Malek v. Blackmer Pump Co., et al. (Asbestos Exposure in Iran)
BP P.L.C., Fluor Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell PLC
$0
10/21/2015 Metro Container Superfund Site Cleanup
BP P.L.C., ChevronTexaco Corporation, Exxon Mobil
$0
10/1/2015 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Lawsuit
BP P.L.C., Halliburton
Pending
1/7/2015 State of California ex rel. Schroen v. BP America Production Co.
BP P.L.C.
Pending
7/25/2014 2007-2011 North Slope Oil Spills Settlement
BP P.L.C.
$450,000
4/18/2014 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Maryland AG Lawsuit
BP P.L.C.
Pending
4/17/2014 SEC v. Seilhan (Insider Trading)
BP P.L.C.
$224,118
2/10/2014 False Reimbursement Claims for Minnesota Environmental Cleanup
BP P.L.C.
Pending
10/4/2013 McDonnell et al. v. Royal Dutch Shell et al. (Crude Oil Price Fixing)
BP P.L.C., Royal Dutch Shell PLC
Pending
8/5/2013 Natural Gas Market Manipulation
BP P.L.C.
$20,367,169
7/1/2013 White Oak Fund LP v. BP et al. (Crude Oil Price Fixing)
BP P.L.C., Royal Dutch Shell PLC
Pending
12/19/2012 Colorado Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion OSHA Fine
BP P.L.C., Halliburton
$7,000
11/28/2012 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Federal Contracting Suspension
BP P.L.C.
$0
11/15/2012 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Federal Criminal Settlement
BP P.L.C.
$4,525,000,000
9/27/2012 Clean Water Act Violations in Curtis Bay, MD
BP P.L.C.
$210,000
5/23/2012 Whiting, Ind. Refinery Clean Air Act Violations (2012)
BP P.L.C.
$8,000,000
5/2/2012 Hogan v. BP, et al. (Exposure to Corexit)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
4/24/2012 U.S. v. Mix (Obstruction of Justice in April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
3/2/2012 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Private Economic Loss and Medical Claims Settlement
BP P.L.C.
$7,800,000,000
12/29/2011 Scharfstein v. BP West Coast Products et al. (Illegal Debit Card Fees)
BP P.L.C.
$580,000,000
11/23/2011 Violations of RCRA, SDWA, and Superfund Financial Assurance Requirements
BP P.L.C.
$426,500
11/3/2011 Texas City Refinery Illegal Emissions – 2011 Settlement of Texas Enforcement Actions
BP P.L.C.
$50,000,000
10/12/2011 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (BSEE Citations)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
9/16/2011 U.S. ex rel. Wright v. Chevron (Underpayment of Natural Gas Royalties)
BP P.L.C.
$20,500,000
9/14/2011 Deepwater Horizon Coast Guard/BOEMRE Investigation
BP P.L.C.
$0
9/1/2011 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (Halliburton Lawsuit)
BP P.L.C.
$0
5/3/2011 North Slope Clean Water Act / Clean Air Act Settlement
BP P.L.C.
$25,000,000
4/21/2011 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill — Gulf of Mexico Early Restoration
BP P.L.C.
$1,000,000,000
4/20/2011 Carnival v. BP et al. (April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
4/1/2011 Texas City Refinery Ultracracker Emission Litigation
BP P.L.C.
Pending
2/24/2011 Cochran v. BP et al. (April 2010 Oil Rig Explosion)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
2/14/2011 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (Securities Litigation)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
12/15/2010 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill — Federal, State, and Local Civil Settlement
BP P.L.C.
$18,700,000,000
10/20/2010 Endangered Species Act Lawsuit (2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
9/30/2010 Clean Air Act Penalty for Releases of Hazardous Pollutants at Texas City Refinery
BP P.L.C.
$15,000,000
9/15/2010 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (Mexican Lawsuits)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
6/30/2010 Submitting False Reports for Southern Ute Indian Tribal Land Energy Production
BP P.L.C.
$5,189,800
6/25/2010 Bayona Corp. v. BP et al. (April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
6/3/2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Federal Cleanup Costs
BP P.L.C.
$69,090,000
5/18/2010 Faris v. Transocean et al. (April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
5/13/2010 Pappas v. Transocean et al. (April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
5/7/2010 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Shareholder Lawsuit
BP P.L.C.
Pending
5/4/2010 Destin v. BP et al. (April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
4/28/2010 April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (Fishermen/Shrimpers Lawsuits)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
4/21/2010 Roshto v. Transocean Ltd (April 2010 Oil Rig Explosion)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
4/21/2010 April 2010 Oil Rig Explosion Lawsuits
BP P.L.C.
Pending
3/8/2010 Sept. 2009 OSHA Inspection of Ohio Refinery
BP P.L.C.
$3,042,000
10/30/2009 Violations of Texas City Refinery OSHA Settlement
BP P.L.C.
$63,627,000
10/7/2009 Alboyacian v. BP (Breach of Gas Station Lease Agreements)
BP P.L.C.
Pending
3/9/2009 Emergency Planning Violations (Texas City Refinery)
BP P.L.C.
$785,662
2/19/2009 Clean Air Act Violations (Texas City Refinery)
BP P.L.C.
$179,000,000
12/1/2008 Motor Fuel Temperature Sales Practices Litigation
BP P.L.C., Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell PLC and 1 more…
$5,000,000
3/12/2008 Nationwide MTBE Groundwater Contamination Litigation
BP P.L.C., ChevronTexaco Corporation, Exxon Mobil and 2 more…
$0
10/25/2007 Capacity Release Violations
BP P.L.C.
$7,000,000
10/25/2007 Texas City Refinery Explosion – Guilty Plea
BP P.L.C.
$50,000,400
10/25/2007 Alaska Pipeline Leaks - Guilty Plea
BP P.L.C.
$20,000,000
10/25/2007 Conspiring to Corner the Propane Market (CFTC v. BP Products North America)
BP P.L.C.
$303,000,000
10/25/2007 CFTC v. Kelly (Attempted Manipulation of the NYMEX Unleaded Gasoline Futures Contract)
BP P.L.C.
$400,000
10/25/2007 Violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
BP P.L.C.
$41,000
10/15/2007 Washington, DC Underground Storage Tank Violations
BP P.L.C.
$6,350
10/4/2007 Environmental Violations in Kazakhstan
BP P.L.C.
$0
9/18/2007 2005 Texas City Refinery Explosion – Civil Litigation
BP P.L.C.
$38,000,000
7/6/2007 Manipulation of Western Electricity Market (California Settlement)
BP P.L.C.
$18,000,000
6/1/2007 Leaking Underground Storage Tanks in Michigan
BP P.L.C.
$869,150
4/23/2007 Garner v. BP Amoco Chemical (April 2007 Texas City Chemical Leak)
BP P.L.C.
$100,326,256
10/25/2006 Unsafe Working Environment (Gulf of Mexico)
BP P.L.C.
$25,000
9/27/2006 Violation of Clean Air Act Fuel Standards
BP P.L.C.
$900,000
6/28/2006 Conspiracy to Manipulate the Propane Market
BP P.L.C.
$250,000
6/5/2006 Violations of Texas Environmental Regulations
BP P.L.C.
$130,625
4/25/2006 Safety Violations at Oregon, Ohio Refinery
BP P.L.C.
$2,400,000
9/22/2005 Workplace Safety Violations (Texas City Refinery)
BP P.L.C.
$21,361,500
8/17/2005 American Samoa Gasoline Additive Violations
BP P.L.C.
$114,000
6/6/2005 Wind River Reservation Environmental Violations
BP P.L.C.
$410,673
5/9/2005 Whiting, Ind. Refinery Clean Air Act Violations
BP P.L.C.
$58,687
3/17/2005 Violations of Air Quality Regulations (Carson, CA)
BP P.L.C.
$106,012,360
11/4/2004 Employee Compensation Antitrust Litigation
BP P.L.C.
$0
8/25/2004 Failure to Protect Employees from a Chemical Release (Texas City Refinery)
BP P.L.C.
$63,000
7/6/2004 Asbuilt Diverter System Violation
BP P.L.C.
$190,000
2/3/2004 Rig Gas Detection System Bypassed While Drilling Operations Were Being Conducted
BP P.L.C.
$25,000
11/24/2003 Failing to Conduct Crane Dismantling and Removal in a Safe and Workmanlike Manner
BP P.L.C.
$25,000
7/23/2003 Surface-Controlled Subsurface Safety Valve Violation
BP P.L.C.
$20,000
7/18/2003 Manipulation of Western Electricity Market (FERC Settlement)
BP P.L.C.
$3,000,000
1/9/2003 Fire Water System Violation
BP P.L.C.
$70,000
1/9/2003 Bypassed Relays for the Pressure Safety High/Low For Four Producing Wells
BP P.L.C.
$80,000
9/16/2002 Failure to Test Oil Low Level Sensor
BP P.L.C.
$39,000
5/14/2002 Delays In Installing Leak Detection Systems
BP P.L.C.
$150,000
5/9/2002 Improperly Grounded Skid Mounted Electrical Pressure Washer
BP P.L.C.
$23,000
1/18/2002 Safety Violations at Scotland Refinery
BP P.L.C.
$1,400,000
1/10/2002 Bypassed Level Safety Low for Glycol/Hydrocarbon Separator
BP P.L.C.
$20,000
9/13/2001 Exposing Employees to Explosion Hazards
BP P.L.C.
$141,000
2/14/2001 Unsafe Operations During the Slip and Cut of the Drill Line
BP P.L.C.
$20,000
1/19/2001 Clean Air Act Violations at Eight Refineries
BP P.L.C.
$10,000,000
7/25/2000 Violations of the Clean Air Act
BP P.L.C.
$510,000,000
4/11/2000 Underpayment of Oil Royalties
BP P.L.C.
$32,000,000
9/23/1999 Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste (Alaska)
BP P.L.C.
$22,000,000
3/15/1999 Clean Air Act Violations (Toledo, OH)
BP P.L.C.
$1,750,000
7/18/1997 Colluding to Fix Commissions Paid on North Sea Oil Contracts
BP P.L.C.
$0
2/7/1995 February 1990 Tanker Accident off Southern California Coast
BP P.L.C.
$3,894,247

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