Shell Oil Company is the United States-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational oil company ("oil major") of Anglo Dutch origins, which is amongst the largest oil companies in the world. Approximately 22,000 Shell employees are based in the U.S. The head office in the U.S. is in Houston, Texas. Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America’s largest oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.
Campaign Finance$2,409,028 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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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
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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.
Lobbying on Behalf of Shell Oil
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Shell Oil $93,398,339 Shell Oil $93,398,339 Texaco $180,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Fuel, Gas & Oil,
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Natural Resources,
- Foreign Relations,
- Chemical Industry
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.3010 Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 S.1782 Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 S.2449 Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2007 H.R.6 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 S.1215 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act S.2041 False Claims Act Correction Act of 2007 H.R.1508 Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 S.537 Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009 H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 H.R.3013 Attorney-Client Privilege Act of 2007
RegulationsMentioned in 892 dockets; Submitted to 57 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.
The tables show occurrences of "Shell Oil" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 17 OSHA EPICHLOROHYDRIN 2006
- Toggle 3 OSHA PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT OF HIGHLY HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS 2006
- Toggle 3 OSHA 1 3 BUTADIENE 2006
- Toggle 3 OSHA ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS 2006
- Toggle 2 USCG Implementation of National Maritime Security Initiatives 2003
- Toggle 2 OSHA NOISE 2006
- Toggle 2 OSHA Proposed Permanent Standard for 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) 2006
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Required Use Of Emergency Response Guidebooks and Material Safety Data Sheets 1984
- Toggle 2 OSHA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS OF CHEMICALS IN LABORATORIES 2006
- Toggle 2 OSHA CONFINED SPACES 2006
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 840 USCG Safety/Security Assessment: Proposed Broadwater LNG Facility 2005
- Toggle 137 EPA National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; The National Priorities List Revisions; Amendment. Final Rule 52 FR 27620 (07/22/87); Administrative Record 1987
- Toggle 58 BLM Oil Shale - General 2008
- Toggle 39 EPA Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking FACA 2004
- Toggle 38 EPA AVAILABILITY OF REPORT TO CONGRESS ON CRUDE OIL, NATURAL GAS AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY, EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION WASTE; ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 1988
- Toggle 35 EPA Technical Review of NSPS Subpart J 2007
- Toggle 24 EPA Effluent Guidelines Program Plan for 2004/2005. 2003
- Toggle 22 DOT Continental Airlines, Inc. - Exemption/Frequency Allocation - Houston-Buenos Aires 2005
- Toggle 21 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Final Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors (Phase I Final Replacement Standards and Phase II) 2004
- Toggle 19 EPA Preliminary 2006 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 2004
EPA Violations19 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.
|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|
|Old Southington Landfill Superfund Site||Shell Oil Companies (+4 others)||2009||Southington, Ct||$4,500,000|
|Lorentz Barrel And Drum||Pennzoil Co. (+7 others)||2004||San Jose, Ca||$4,200,000|
|Montrose Chemical / Del Amo (#2)||Shell Oil Company (+1 others)||2003||Torrance, Ca||$4,000,000|
|Industrial Pollution Control (Ipc) (Cost Recovery Agmt)||Pennzoil-Quaker State Company (+236 others)||2003||Jackson, Ms||$3,440,369|
Advisory Committees15 people on 10 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 "Shell Oil" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Energy 6 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 6 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of the Interior 2 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 2 committees