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

Information

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.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $72,939
    Total Spent:
    $32,510
    Cash on Hand:
    $148,771
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

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  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

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View all campaign finance data for Royal Dutch Shell Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$58,140,000 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 Royal Dutch Shell

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Shell Oil $28,870,000
    Shell Oil $28,870,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Taxes,
    • Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Fuel, Gas & Oil,
    • Trade,
    • Clean Air & Water,
    • Foreign Relations,
    • Natural Resources
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.1265 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the 15-year recovery period for qualified leasehold improvement property, qualified restaurant property, and qualified retail improvement property.
    H.R.2584 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
    S.506 Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2011
    S.940 Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act
    H.R.2838 Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011
    H.R.4853 To extend the temporary suspension of duty on Methoxycarbonyl-terminated perfluorinated polyoxymethylene-polyoxyethylene.
    H.R.2766 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2009
    H.R.2779 To exempt inter-affiliate swaps from certain regulatory requirements put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
    H.R.3534 Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009
    S.1215 Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act
View all lobbying data for Royal Dutch Shell Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 164 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 "Royal Dutch Shell" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Contractor Misconduct

6 Instances
Information

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
Cost/Labor Mischarge Interior Underpayment of Royalties on Offshore Oil and Gas Leases 2012 Settlement $25,000,000
Government Contract Fraud Interior U.S. ex rel. Wright v. Chevron (Underpayment of Natural Gas Royalties) 2011 Settlement $2,200,000
Labor None Explosion at Bacton Gas Terminal 2011 Pleaded Guilty $1,996,182
Environment None Petrochemical Emissions at Deer Park Facility 2011 Settlement $500,000
Environment None New Hampshire MTBE Pollution Lawsuit 2012 Settlement $0
Environment None Niger Delta Oil Spills - UK Court 2012 Pending $0
View all contractor misconduct data for Royal Dutch Shell Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO