Occidental Petroleum

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) is an US-based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. "Oxy" is the largest oil producer in Texas and the largest natural gas producer and second-largest oil producer in California, with additional operations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. The company nickname began in 1964 in reference to Occidental’s NYSE stock ticker (OXY). Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Oxy is the fourth-largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on equity market capitalization. As of 2010, the company has approximately 30,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$22,694,147 Given

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


$70,774,990 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.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Occidental Petroleum

View all lobbying data for Occidental Petroleum Sources: OpenSecrets.org


Mentioned in 305 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 "Occidental Petroleum" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

EPA Violations

18 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.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Highway 71/72 Refinery Canadianoxy Offshore Production Co 2005 Bossier City, La $23,489,192
Occidental Chemical Corporation Occidental Chemical Corporation 2010 Newark, Nj $10,000,000
Occidental Chemical Corp Occidental Chemical Corp 2004 Pottstown, Pa $2,002,500
Oxy Vinyls Limited (Lead)(National Case) Oxy Vinyls Limited Partnership 2006 Deer Park, Tx; ... $1,064,000
Occidental Chemical Corporation, Et Al. Occidental Chemical Corporation (+1 others) 2008 Newark, Nj $80,000,000
Alliance Chemical Inc Et Al. Occidental Chemical Corp succ to Diamond Shamrock (+71 others) 2007 Newark, Nj $37,000,000
Port Of Tacoma Occidental Chemical Occidental Chemical Corp (+3 others) 2005 Tacoma, Wa $36,500,000
Casmalia Resources - Casmalia Negotiating Committee Occidental Petroleum (+26 others) 2003 Casmalia, Ca $28,553,979
3m Company Occidental Chemical Corp (+106 others) 2008 Wood Ridge, Nj $18,000,000
Alcan Corporation Occidental Chemical Corporation (+81 others) 2007 Newark, Nj $13,150,000
View all EPA violations data for Occidental Petroleum Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

1 person 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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Occidental Petroleum" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Occidental Petroleum