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…

2005 Texas City Refinery Explosion – Civil Litigation

An explosion and fire occurring on March 23, 2005 at BP Products’ Texas City refinery killed 15 and injured hundreds. The incident led to more than 3,000 lawsuits. BP, which has settled approximately half of those claims, agreed in September 2007 to settle the claims of four victims that were the first to go to trial. The terms were not disclosed. BP has not disclosed the settlement terms of any of the Texas City cases other than a $38 million donation to schools and hospitals in a case involving a plaintiff whose parents died in the explosion. See related BP Amoco P.L.C. instances “Workplace Safety Violations (Texas City Refinery)” and “Texas City Refinery Explosion – Guilty Plea.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $38,000,000

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database