Shell Oil

Parent Organization: Royal Dutch Shell

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.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$2,409,028 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
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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 Shell Oil Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$131,665,514 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 Shell Oil

View all lobbying data for Shell Oil Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 954 dockets; Submitted to 57 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 "Shell Oil" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

EPA Violations

19 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
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
View all EPA violations data for Shell Oil Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

15 people on 10 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 "Shell Oil" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • 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
View all advisory committee data for Shell Oil