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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Unauthorized Venting and Flaring of Gas in the Gulf of Mexico

Shell Oil Company agreed to pay $49 million to settle claims under the False Claims Act and various administrative provisions relating to unauthorized venting and flaring of gas in the Gulf of Mexico. The government alleged that Shell improperly vented and flared gas from various facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and failed to properly report, or pay royalties on, the vented and flared gas.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Interior
Contracting Party
Interior
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
8/5/2003
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $49,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 4/7/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database