Oil Company Lobbying:

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So you want your gas prices to go down? You’re going to need a lot of money to counter the oil companies lobbying heft. Political Money Line shows us how much the oil companies spent in lobbying expenses last year:

  • ChevronTexaco $8,550,000
  • ExxonMobil $7,140,000
  • ConocoPhillips $5,098,084
  • Marathon $4,290,000
  • BP $2,880,000
  • Occidental $2,042,177
  • Shell $1,478,831
  • Ashland $904,000
  • Sunoco $540,000
  • Anadarko $250,000

The final total for the entire industry reaches $33,173,092.

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