BY DALE KASLER: [email protected]: 23 Sept 2016
Shell and its Equilon Enterpises LLC affiliate were essentially caught double-billing the state fund
Shell Oil Co. and an affiliate have agreed to pay $20 million to California officials over false claims the companies submitted to a state-run underground storage tank cleanup fund, California officials said Friday.
As part of the settlement, state officials permanently rejected cleanup claims from Shell and the affiliate totaling as much as $150 million.
Andrew DiLuccia, a spokesman for the State Water Resources Control Board, said Shell and its Equilon Enterpises LLC affiliate were essentially caught double-billing the state fund. “They were getting reimbursement for cleanup costs from an insurer,” he said.