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, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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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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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 $13,720,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fuel, Gas & Oil,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Chemical Industry,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Homeland Security,
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
- Natural Resources
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 S.1813 MAP-21 H.R.104 RAMP Act H.R.901 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011 H.R.908 Full Implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act H.R.1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 S.473 Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act of 2011 S.482 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 H.R.993 Lease Extension and Secure Energy Act of 2011 H.R.1115 Expedited Offshore Permitting Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 321 dockets; Submitted to 29 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 3 PHMSA TPSSC AND THLPSSC Subcommittee for the Preparation of the “Pipeline Safety Report to the Nation” 2011
- Toggle 2 FWS Status Review of the Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse and Initiation of a 5-year Review 2012
- Toggle 1 BOEM Supplemental Exploration Plan 2011
- Toggle 1 FWS Endangered Status for Gunnison Sage-grouse 2012
- Toggle 1 USCG MODU Notice of Availability and Request for Comments 2011
- Toggle 1 FWS Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Proposed Threatened Status 2012
- Toggle 1 USCG Updates to Voluntary Consensus Standards Incorporated by Reference - Notice and Request for Comments 2012
- Toggle 1 POrt Authority Access to Facility Vulnerability Assessments and the Integration of Security Systems - Request for Comments 2012
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Pipeline Safety: Part 190 - Pipeline Safety Enforcement and Regulatory Procedures 2012
- Toggle 1 FWS Lemmon Fleabane, Acuna Cactus and Fickeisen Plains Cactus 2012
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 52 Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards 2011
- Toggle 38 EPA Revising Underground Storage Tank Regulations - Revisions to existing requirements and new requirements for secondary containment and operator training 2011
- Toggle 23 BLM Notice of Proposed Rule: Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands 43 CFR 3160 2012
- Toggle 22 EPA Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard for Electric Generating Units 2011
- Toggle 19 NHTSA Environmental Impact Statement for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)Standards, Model Years 2017-2025 2011
- Toggle 17 EPA Approval and Promulgation of Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations), North Dakota 2012
- Toggle 13 EPA Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Other Photochemical Oxidants 2011
- Toggle 11 EPA UIC Permitting Guidance for Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Activities Using Diesel Fuels – Draft 2011
- Toggle 11 PHMSA Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines 2011
- Toggle 10 Annual Standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program 2012
Advisory Committees4 people on 3 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 Department of Transportation 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee