Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc (LSE: RDSA, LSE: RDSB), commonly known as Shell, is a global oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office at the Shell Centre in London, United Kingdom. It is the largest energy company and the second-largest company in the world measured by revenues and is 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

$1,465,064 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.

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federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
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$211,906,678 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.

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covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Royal Dutch Shell

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Mentioned in 1122 dockets; Submitted to 4 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from 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 For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Royal Dutch Shell" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Contractor Misconduct

38 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.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Securities None U.S./European Shareholder Lawsuits Arising Out of 2004 Reserves Recategorization 2007 Settlement $483,358,000
Environment International Breach of Lease Agreement in Nigeria 2007 Judgment Against Defendant $147,000,000
Securities None Violations of Federal Securities Laws 2005 Administrative Agreement $125,000,000
Cost/Labor Mischarge Interior U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell (Underpayment of Oil Royalties) 2001 Settlement $110,000,000
Labor None Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Class Action 2005 Settlement $91,000,000
Non-governmental Contract Fraud Non-Governmental Hebble et al. v. Shell (Oil and Gas Royalties) 2008 Judgment Against Defendant $66,830,916
Government Contract Fraud Interior Underpayment of Gas Royalties on Gulf of Mexico Leases 2000 Settlement $56,000,000
Non-governmental Contract Fraud Non-Governmental Atallah vs. Equilon Enterprises (Fraud) 2010 Judgment Against Defendant $51,650,000
Environment Interior Unauthorized Venting and Flaring of Gas in the Gulf of Mexico 2003 Settlement $49,000,000
Ethics None Panalpina Group Foreign Bribery: DOJ Investigation 2010 Deferred Prosecution Agreement $30,000,000
View all contractor misconduct data for Royal Dutch Shell Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

20 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
Shell Chemical, Lp (National Case) Shell Chemical, Lp 2010 Saraland, Al $5,109,900
Shell Chemical - St. Rose (National Case)(Lead) Shell Chemical - St. Rose 2010 Saint Rose, La $2,790,100
Shell Chemical Lp Shell Chemical Lp 2008 Mobile, Al $1,563,246
Shell Chemical Yabucoa Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. 2009 Yabucoa, Pr $1,298,000
Motiva Enterprises, Llc , Et Al Shell (+2 others) 2006 Delaware City, De $22,705,626
Hartford Area Hydrocarbon Site Shell Oil Company (+4 others) 2010 Hartford, Il $10,000,000
Lwd, Inc. Shell (+84 others) 2007 Calvert City, Ky $10,000,000
Waste Disposal Inc. Shell Oil Company (+16 others) 2003 Santa Fe Springs, ... $9,080,000
Cooper Drum Superfund Site Uao For Rd/Ra Shell Oil Company (+42 others) 2009 South Gate, Ca $9,066,848
American Standard, Inc. Et Al. Shell Oil Company (+6 others) 2010 South Brunswick, Nj $4,560,000
View all EPA violations data for Royal Dutch Shell Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data