Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil Corporation, (NYSE: MRO) is a United States-based oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Principal exploration activities are in the United States, Norway, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Canada. Principal development activities are in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. In addition, Marathon operates other businesses that market and transport its own and third-party natural gas, crude oil and products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol, primarily in the United States, Europe and West Africa. Marathon's headquarters facility is the Marathon Oil Tower in Houston, Texas.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$5,872,720 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.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

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    Organization's PAC(s)
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    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
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View all campaign finance data for Marathon Oil Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$59,892,000 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 Marathon Oil

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Marathon Oil $56,510,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Taxes,
    • Fuel, Gas & Oil,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Foreign Relations,
    • Clean Air & Water,
    • Natural Resources,
    • Trade,
    • Government Issues,
    • Health Issues
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.6 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
    H.R.2766 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2009
    S.1215 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act
    H.R.1084 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2011
    H.R.1229 Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
    H.R.1230 Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
    H.R.1231 Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act
    H.R.1380 New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011
    S.5 Reform America's Schools to Educate the Leaders of the Future Act
    S.587 FRAC Act
  • Recent Lobbying Contracts
    Date Registrant Summary
    Aug. 26, 2014 Shockey Scofield Solutions, LLC Monitor energy legislation and regulations affecting the domestic oil and gas industry, including efforts to ensure the Bureau of Land Management has adequate resources to process permits in a timely manner; congressional and EPA activities relating to hydraulic fracturing and offshore drilling; and efforts related to the White House Climate Action Plan. Monitor energy tax legislation and efforts to achieve comprehensive tax reform. View registration
View all lobbying data for Marathon Oil Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 489 dockets; Submitted to 30 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 "Marathon Oil" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

EPA Violations

3 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
Casmalia Resources - Casmalia Negotiating Committee Marathon Oil Co. (+26 others) 2003 Casmalia, Ca $28,553,979
Lwd, Inc. Marathon Oil Company (+84 others) 2007 Calvert City, Ky $10,000,000
East Poplar Oil Field Marathon Oil Company (+4 others) 2003 Poplar, Mt $1,250,000
View all EPA violations data for Marathon Oil Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

5 people on 3 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 "Marathon Oil" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of the Interior 3 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Energy 2 people on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Marathon Oil