Shell Settlement 2004
Fuels Specification Case Development Shell Conference Held - Cases Settled for $15,000
On November 29, 2002, Shell manufactured a batch of diesel according to designated alternative limits that should have been reported to us at that time. Because their laboratory staff failed to enter nitrogen data, the report was not sent until December 2, 2002.
On December 20, 2002, Shell's Martinez refinery reported that they had been selling premium gasoline with an oxygen content that exceeded the value submitted on their predictive model notification.
A settlement conference was held on August 12, 2004 to discuss the violations. Enforcement Division staff offered to settle the November case for $5,000 and the December case for $10,000. Both offers have since been accepted.