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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…

U.S. ex rel. Wright v. Chevron (Underpayment of Natural Gas Royalties)

Shell Oil Company and other Shell affiliates agreed to pay the United States $2.2 million to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from federal and Indian leases. The government alleged that Shell improperly deducted from royalty values the cost of boosting gas up to pipeline pressures, and improperly reported processed gas as unprocessed gas to reduce royalty payments.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Interior
Contracting Party
Interior
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
5/10/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $2,200,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 5/21/2011
DOJ Press Release 5/21/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database