Sinclair Oil

Sinclair Oil Corporation is an American petroleum corporation, founded by Harry F. Sinclair on May 1, 1916 as the Sinclair Oil & Refining Corporation by combining the assets of 11 small petroleum companies. Originally a New York corporation, Sinclair Oil reincorporated in Wyoming in 1976. The corporation's logo features the silhouette of a large green dinosaur.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$808,174 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.

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 Sinclair Oil Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$2,180,000 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 Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Sinclair Oil

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Sinclair Oil $920,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Fuel, Gas & Oil,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Taxes,
    • Banking,
    • Immigration,
    • Natural Resources,
    • Aviation, Airlines & Airports,
    • Health Issues,
    • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009
    H.R.5715 Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008
    S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009
    H.R.6 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
    H.R.6049 Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008
    S.988 Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2007
View all lobbying data for Sinclair Oil Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 133 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
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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.

Federal Spending

17 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2008 TURBINE FUEL, AVIATION, JP8 $59,710,349
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2006 $47,505,170
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2005 $41,361,865
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2011 JP8 $38,603,925
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2009 TURBINE FUEL, AVIATION, JP8 $33,513,417
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2001 $31,783,333
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2000 $23,277,644
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2004 $21,486,955
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2002 $18,649,748
contract
Sinclair Oil Corporation 2012 EXTENDING ORDERING AND DELIVERY PERIOD. INCREASING QUANTITIES FOR CLIN 0101 AND 0201. $13,530,050
View all grant & loan data for Sinclair Oil View all contract data for Sinclair Oil Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

2 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
Sinclair Oil Corporation (National Case) Sinclair Oil Corporation 2008 Tulsa, Ok $40,387,910
Sinclair Oil Company (National Case)(Lead) Sinclair Oil Company 2008 Sinclair, Wy $33,844,640
View all EPA violations data for Sinclair Oil Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

4 people on 2 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 "Sinclair Oil" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Energy 2 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 2 people on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Sinclair Oil