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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…

Hoarding Diesel Fuel

The Argentine government fined Royal Dutch Shell and Petreleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) a total of $322,000 for failing to deliver sufficient supplies of diesel fuel to the country. The Domestic Trade Office imposed four separate fines on Shell and one on Petrobras due to shortfalls in the supply of diesel fuel at numerous service stations. The government fined the local unit of Shell $7.5 million in December 2006 over diesel shortages.

Misconduct Type
Import/Export
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Announcement
6/12/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $7,500,000
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database