Atlantic Richfield

Parent Organization: Bp

Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) is an oil company with operations in the United States as well as in Indonesia, the North Sea, and the South China Sea. It has more than 1,300 gas stations in the western part of the United States. ARCO was originally formed by the merger of East Coast-based Atlantic Refining and California-based Richfield Petroleum in 1966. A further merger in 1969 brought in Sinclair Oil Corporation. It became a subsidiary of UK-based BP in 2000 through its BP West Coast Products LLC (BPWCP) affiliate.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$5,466,503 Given
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  • 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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covers roughly through Q4 2013
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View all campaign finance data for Atlantic Richfield Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$9,650,400 Spent
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For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Atlantic Richfield

View all lobbying data for Atlantic Richfield Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 341 dockets; Submitted to 25 dockets
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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.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Atlantic Richfield" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

1 contract
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Atlantic Richfield Company 2001 $257,906,020
View all grant & loan data for Atlantic Richfield View all contract data for Atlantic Richfield Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

27 Enforcement Actions
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Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Anaconda Copper Mine Atlantic Richfield Company 2007 Yerington, Nv $18,000,000
Anaconda Smelter Sf Site Atlantic Richfield Company 2011 Anaconda, Mt $17,000,000
Anaconda Smelter Sf Site/Fluvial Tailings Rdu Atlantic Richfield Company 2010 Anaconda, Mt $10,000,000
Leviathan Aoc With Arco For Removal And Cost Recovery Atlantic Richfield Co 2009 Markleeville, Ca $7,848,317
Rico-Argentine Site Atlantic Richfield Company 2011 Rico, Co $6,068,000
Anaconda Smelter Site/Reg. Water Waste & Soils Ou Atlantic Richfield Company 2008 Anaconda, Mt $5,000,000
Anaconda Smelter Sf Site Atlantic Richfield Company 2002 Anaconda, Mt $5,000,000
International Smelting And Refining Site Atlantic Richfield 2006 Tooele, Ut $4,000,000
Hartford Area Hydrocarbon Plume Site Atlantic Richfield, Equilon Enterprises, Premcor 2004 Hartford, Il $4,000,000
Anaconda Smelter Site Atlantic Richfield Company 2007 Anaconda, Mt $3,500,000
View all EPA violations data for Atlantic Richfield Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

2 people on 2 committees
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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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Atlantic Richfield" that sat on federal advisory committees.

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  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Labor Relations Board 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Atlantic Richfield