Shell Oil Products US Case Settlement
Shell Oil Products US Case Settles for $65,000
Shell Oil Products US (Shell) of Martinez, California, paid $65,000 in penalties for violating the California Reformulated Gasoline Regulations (CaRFG) as codified in California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 13, sections 2250-2273.5 et seq. (13 CCR § 2250-2273.5) and the California Diesel Fuel Regulations as codified in California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 13, sections 2281-2285 et seq. (13 CCR § 2281-2285).
Shell voluntarily disclosed the violations of the CaRFG and Diesel Fuel Regulations to CARB. Subsequent investigations following each disclosure confirmed the contamination of premium gasoline with uncertified components and an exceedance of the diesel sulfur content cap limit, respectively.
This settlement was reached in December 2018. Shell agreed to pay a total of $65,000 for 2 days of violation of the gasoline contamination (per unit penalty of $10,000) and for 3 days of violation of the diesel sulfur limit (per unit penalty of $15,000).
Shell took immediate action to mitigate the incidents and bring the respective fuels back into compliance.