BP p.l.c. (LSE: BP, NYSE: BP) is a global oil and gas company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest energy company and fourth-largest company in the world measured by revenues and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors". It is vertically-integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has major renewable energy activities, including in biofuels, hydrogen, solar and wind power.

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Campaign Finance


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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
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    overview of the committee's finances
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    Cash on Hand:

Standardized Donation Information

federal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
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  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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    in dollars
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View all campaign finance data for Bp Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org


$46,760,000 Spent

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 Bp

View all lobbying data for Bp Sources: OpenSecrets.org


Mentioned in 928 dockets; Submitted to 4 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.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

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

Contractor Misconduct

21 Instances

This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.

More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.

Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Environment None Clean Air Act Violations (Texas City Refinery) 2009 Settlement $179,000,000
Environment None Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Federal Cleanup Costs 2010 Restitution $69,090,000
Labor None Violations of Texas City Refinery OSHA Settlement 2009 Fine $63,627,000
Environment None Clean Air Act Penalty for Releases of Hazardous Pollutants at Texas City Refinery 2010 Settlement $15,000,000
Government Contract Fraud Interior Submitting False Reports for Southern Ute Indian Tribal Land Energy Production 2010 Fine $5,189,800
Labor None Sept. 2009 OSHA Inspection of Ohio Refinery 2010 Fine $3,042,000
Environment None Emergency Planning Violations (Texas City Refinery) 2009 Settlement $785,662
Environment None April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (Federal Civil Lawsuit) 2010 Pending $0
Government Contract Fraud Interior Abbott v. BP Exploration and Production (False Claims) 2009 Pending $0
Non-governmental Contract Fraud Non-Governmental Alboyacian v. BP (Breach of Gas Station Lease Agreements) 2009 Pending $0
View all contractor misconduct data for Bp Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

8 Enforcement Actions

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.

Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Bp North America BP North America 2009 Texas City, Tx $179,000,000
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
Anaconda Smelter Sf Site/Blue Lagoon Rdu Atlantic Richfield Company 2010 Anaconda, Mt $3,000,000
Hartford Area Hydrocarbon Site Bp America Inc (+4 others) 2010 Hartford, Il $10,000,000
Cooper Drum Superfund Site Uao For Rd/Ra Atlantic Richfield Company (+42 others) 2009 South Gate, Ca $9,066,848
Omega Chemical Superfund Site Ou-1 Rd/Ra Bp Amoco Chemical Company (+270 others) 2010 Whittier, Ca $7,100,000
Old Southington Landfill Bp Amoco Chemical Company (+85 others) 2009 Southington, Ct $4,248,450
View all EPA violations data for Bp Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

2 people on 2 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 "Bp" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Bp