Shell Oil Products US Settlement
Shell Oil Products US Case Settles for $15,000
On September 3, 2014, Shell Oil Products US paid $15,000 in penalties for violating California oxygen content requirements associated with the California gasoline fuel regulation. On October 7, 2011, Shell reported to the ARB’s Enforcement staff that due to a defective metering system, over-oxygenated gasoline was supplied from September 27 through September 28, 2011 which exceeded the 10% by volume limit. The total volume of gasoline distributed was approximately 8,800 barrels. The gasoline was sold at retail, however, Shell did make some attempt to dilute the product prior to sale where possible. Shell cooperated fully throughout the investigation and instituted changes in their operational procedures to help prevent such an occurrence in the future.