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.
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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- Total Spent:
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
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 $14,620,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Fuel, Gas & Oil,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Homeland Security,
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
- Natural Resources
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 S.1462 American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009 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.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 S.3072 Stationary Source Regulations Delay Act H.R.2998 American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 S.3305 Big Oil Bailout Prevention Unlimited Liability Act of 2010
RegulationsMentioned in 337 dockets; Submitted to 22 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 NOAA Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for Subspecies of the Ringed Seal 2010
- 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
- Toggle 1 BOEM Review of Categorical Exclusions for Outer Continental Shelf Decisions 2010
- Toggle 1 BOEM AD53 - Production Measurement Documents Incorporated by Reference 2010
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Excavation Damage Rule 2009
- Toggle 1 OSHA Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Column 2009
- Toggle 1 NOAA Comprehensive Ecosystem Based Amendment -1 2009
- Toggle 1 MMS Debt Collection and Administrative Offset for Monies Due the Federal Government 2009
- Toggle 1 USCG Temporary Suspension of Certain Oil Spill Response Time Requirements to Support Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response 2010
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 95 EPA Oil and Natural Gas Sector -- New Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and Control Techniques Guidelines 2010
- Toggle 40 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards 2009
- Toggle 37 EPA Oil and Natural Gas Systems Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule 2009
- Toggle 36 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards for Model Year 2017 and Later 2010
- Toggle 32 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units 2009
- Toggle 31 EPA RFS Annual Rulemaking 2010
- Toggle 29 EPA Notice of Receipt of a Request for a Clean Air Act Waiver to Increase the Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline to 15 Percent 2009
- Toggle 23 NHTSA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 2009
- Toggle 21 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks; Group I Polymers and Resins; Marine Tank Vessel Loading Operations; Pharmaceuticals Production; The Printing and Publishing Industry; and Steel Pickling--HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants 2010
Advisory Committees6 people on 6 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 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee