Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Improper Deductions on Gulf of Mexico Leases

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) collected a $1.1 million civil penalty from Chevron U.S.A. for improperly claiming transportation deductions on certain leases it holds in the Gulf of Mexico. ONRR cited Chevron for claiming transportation deductions for certain “Section 6” leases which specifically bar deductions for oil transportation. In April 2010, ONRR denied the transportation deductions claimed by Chevron. Chevron did not dispute the order and corrected and repaid the improper transportation deductions. However, Chevron again claimed such transportation deductions in later months, which prompted ONRR to issue the penalty.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Penalty
Contractors Involved Penalty
ChevronTexaco Corporation $1,144,500
Further Information Released
ONRR Press Release 7/22/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database