Bp

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.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$10,323,792 Given
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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.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Recipients

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    Organization's PAC(s)
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    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Bp Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$180,748,984 Spent
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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.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Bp

View all lobbying data for Bp Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 5370 dockets; Submitted to 59 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 "Bp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Contractor Misconduct

84 Instances
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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.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Environment None April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Private Economic Loss and Medical Claims Settlement 2012 Settlement $7,800,000,000
Environment None April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Federal Criminal Settlement 2012 Pleaded Guilty $4,525,000,000
Environment None Gulf of Mexico Early Restoration (April 2010 Oil Spill) 2011 Settlement $1,000,000,000
Environment None Violations of the Clean Air Act 2000 Administrative Agreement $510,000,000
Antitrust None Conspiring to Corner the Propane Market (CFTC v. BP Products North America) 2007 Deferred Prosecution Agreement $303,000,000
Environment None Clean Air Act Violations (Texas City Refinery) 2009 Settlement $179,000,000
Environment None Violations of Air Quality Regulations (Carson, CA) 2005 Settlement $106,012,360
Labor None Garner v. BP Amoco Chemical (April 2007 Texas City Chemical Leak) 2007 Judgment Against Defendant $100,326,256
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
View all contractor misconduct data for Bp Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

41 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
Bp North America BP North America 2009 Texas City, Tx $179,000,000
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
View all EPA violations data for Bp Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

21 people on 22 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 "Bp" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 6 people on 6 committees
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 3 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 2 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of the Interior 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Energy 2 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Bp