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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…

May 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Natural Resource Damages Lawsuit

Shell Offshore paid over $3.8 million to settle a lawsuit over a May 2016 spill of nearly 2,000 barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of the spill, Shell was the operator and lessee of the subsea oil production system, including the leaking pipeline. Under the terms of the settlement, Shell Offshore admitted no liability and agreed to pay approximately $3.8 million to the federal government and $37,721 to the state of Louisiana.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Consent Decree
7/5/2018
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $3,871,170
Further Information Released
Complaint 7/5/2018
Consent Decree 7/5/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database