American Petroleum Institute
The American Petroleum Institute, commonly referred to as API, is the main U.S trade association for the oil and natural gas industry, representing about 400 corporations involved in production, refinement, distribution, and many other aspects of the petroleum industry. The association’s chief functions on behalf of the industry include advocacy and negotiation with governmental, legal, and regulatory agencies; research into economic, toxicological, and environmental effects; establishment and certification of industry standards; and education outreach. API both funds and conducts research related to many aspects of the petroleum industry.
Campaign Finance$1,160,658 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of American Petroleum Institute
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount American Petroleum Institute $62,425,067
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Fuel, Gas & Oil,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Natural Resources,
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
- Homeland Security
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.6 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 S.1462 American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009 S.2191 America's Climate Security Act of 2007 H.R.2766 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2009 H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 S.3516 Outer Continental Shelf Reform Act of 2010 H.R.3221 Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2008 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 1852 dockets; Submitted to 114 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "American Petroleum Institute" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 4 USCG Partial Suspension of Regulations - Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements; Vessel Response Plans for Oil 1998
- Toggle 4 USCG Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Equipment Caps and Alternative Technology Revision 2001
- Toggle 4 NOAA Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for Subspecies of the Ringed Seal 2010
- Toggle 3 PHMSA TPSSC AND THLPSSC Subcommittee for the Preparation of the “Pipeline Safety Report to the Nation” 2011
- Toggle 3 PHMSA Safeguarding Food From Contamination During Transportation 1991
- Toggle 3 PHMSA Hazardous Materials: Safety Requirements for Retention of Hazardous Materials in External Product (Wetlines) on Cargo Tanks 1999
- Toggle 3 USCG Port Security Plans 2003
- Toggle 3 PHMSA Pipeline Integrity Management - Timeframes for Repairing Liquid Pipelines and Requirements for Gas Pipelines Operationed by Liquid Pipeline Operators 2004
- Toggle 3 NOAA Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened and Not Warranted Status for Subspecies and Distinct Population Segments of the Bearded Seal 2010
- Toggle 3 FWS Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 3864 EPA Proposed Settlement Agreement in American Petroleum Institute, et al. v. EPA, No. 08-1277 (D.C. Cir.) 2010
- Toggle 256 EPA Alternative Tier 2 Testing 2003
- Toggle 135 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 2005
- Toggle 106 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter (PM) 2001
- Toggle 104 EPA Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Renewable Fuel Program 2005
- Toggle 96 EPA AVAILABILITY OF REPORT TO CONGRESS ON CRUDE OIL, NATURAL GAS AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY, EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION WASTE; ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 1988
- Toggle 95 EPA Technical Review of NSPS Subpart J 2007
- Toggle 95 EPA Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting 2008
- Toggle 95 EPA Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program: Federal Requirements for Class VI Injection Wells for the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide - Proposed Rule 2008
- Toggle 95 EPA Oil and Natural Gas Sector -- New Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and Control Techniques Guidelines 2010
Advisory Committees23 people on 19 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "American Petroleum Institute" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 5 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of State 4 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Transportation 3 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 3 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of the Interior 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 1 person on 1 committee