BP p.l.c. (LSE: BP, NYSE: BP) is a global oil and gas company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest energy company and fourth-largest company in the world measured by revenues and 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


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 May 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    Total Spent:
    Cash on Hand:

Standardized Donation Information

covers through 2011. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

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

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Bp Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org


$5,510,000 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.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers through Q3, 2011

Lobbying On Behalf of BP

View all lobbying data for Bp Sources: OpenSecrets.org


259 Mentions

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 from Regulations.gov on September 27, 2011

The tables show occurrences of "Bp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

  • Mentions in Document Text
    • Mentions
    • Agency
    • Docket
    • Date
    • Toggle 84 NOAA Bluefin Tuna Bycatch Reduction in the Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Longline Fishery 2011
    • Toggle 21 BOEM Supplemental Exploration Plan 2011
    • Toggle 19 BOEM Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Chukchi Sea Planning Area Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193 2011
    • Toggle 18 NOAA Atlantic highly migratory species; Atlantic bluefin tuna quota quotas and Atlantic tuna fisheries management measures 2011
    • Toggle 14 USTR Request for Public Comments on Interim Review of Country Eligibility for Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Niger for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act 2011
    • Toggle 14 EPA Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired, Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Unit 2011
    • Toggle 10 APHIS Monsanto Co.; Availability of Petition, Plant Pest Risk Assessment, and Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Corn Genetically Engineered for Drought Tolerance 2011
    • Toggle 9 EPA NESHAP for Secondary Lead Smelting Amendments Based on the Risk and Technology Review 2011
    • Toggle 9 BOEM Supplement Exploration Plan 2011
    • Toggle 8 BOEM Revised Outer Continental Shelf Lease Exploration Plan, Camden Bay, Beaufort Sea, Alaska 2011 2011

Contractor Misconduct

10 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 3, 2012 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Environment None Gulf of Mexico Early Restoration (April 2010 Oil Spill) 2011 Settlement $1,000,000,000
Environment None North Slope Clean Water Act / Clean Air Act Settlement 2011 Settlement $25,000,000
Government Contract Fraud Interior U.S. ex rel. Wright v. Chevron (Underpayment of Natural Gas Royalties) 2011 Settlement $20,500,000
Environment None Violations of RCRA, SDWA, and Superfund Financial Assurance Requirements 2011 Settlement $426,500
Environment None April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (BSEE Citations) 2011 Pending $0
Non-governmental Contract Fraud Non-Governmental April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (Halliburton Lawsuit) 2011 Pending $0
Securities None April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (Securities Litigation) 2011 Pending $0
Environment None Carnival v. BP et al. (April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill) 2011 Pending $0
Labor None Cochran v. BP et al. (April 2010 Oil Rig Explosion) 2011 Pending $0
Environment None Deepwater Horizon Coast Guard/BOEMRE Investigation 2011 Investigative Finding $0
View all contractor misconduct data for Bp Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

3 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
Anaconda Smelter Sf Site Atlantic Richfield Company 2011 Anaconda, Mt $17,000,000
Rico-Argentine Site Atlantic Richfield Company 2011 Rico, Co $6,068,000
International Smelting And Refining Site Atlantic Richfield Company 2011 Tooele, Ut $1,500,000
View all EPA violations data for Bp Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

2 people on 2 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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Bp" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Bp