BP America Inc's Official Lobbying Records

BP America Inc.’s Official Lobbying Activities

This is a record of BP America Inc’c lobbying activities according to the US Office of the Clerk’s official Lobbyist Disclosure Database. 

SUMMARY:

In the last two-and-a-half years BP America Inc., has reported a total of $31.64 million in lobbying US House of Representatives, the Senate and government agencies on various issues, including:

S. 1215 and H.R. 2766 a bill to amend the Safe Water Drinking Act to repeael a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing that would impact natural gas extraction

Issues related to the Gulf of Mexico incident

S. 3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 provisions relating to over the counter derivatives and systemic risk

H.R. 4173 Wall Street reform and consumer protection act relating to OTC derivatives

Alaska pipeline issues

Climate change issues

Regulation of fuel additives

Issues related to EPA source aggregation

H.R. 3534 The consolidated Land, energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 impacting onshore and offshore oil and gas development

H.R. 2966 the 2010 Interior and the Environment Appropriations Act which contains provisions related tot he study of hydraulic fracturing and funding of environmental processes necessary to enable acquisition of seismic data for OCS resource assessments in the Atlantic

Issues related to the Department of Interior proposal to reduce lease terms for certain deepwater leases in the Gulf of Mexico

US EPA Ozone National Ambient Air Quality standard pre-proposed revisions, impacts to oil and gas business

H.R. 3585 Solar technology road map, establish funding for solar research and development

Carbon limits and energy renewal act, establishes mechanism to cap fossil fuel emissions

Renewable energy loan guarantee programs

RFS implementation issues

Low carbon fuel standards proposal

Advanced and cellulosic biofuels issues

Low carbon fuel standards proposal

Administration budget proposals on oil and gas taxes, corporate taxes and oil and gas fees and royalties

Climate change legislation and the role for natural gas

Access to the Outer Continental Shelf for oil and gas development and seismic data to inform decision making

Transportation security issues in Turkey

Development of Pakistan’s energy sector

US Customs and Border Patrol proposal impacting the classification of the transportation of equipment to offshore oil and gas facilities.

Hearing preparation for outer continental shelf hearing

H.R. 146 the Omnibus Public Management Act of 2009, which would create wilderness areas and take lands out of consideration for energy development

S.272 Derivative Trading Integrity Act

2.447 Prevent Excessive Speculation Act

Energy Market Transparency Act of 2009

Clean Water Restoration Act

Economic assistance for Tangguh capacity building

US Russia relations

Russia WTO entry

S.672 Natural Gas and Electricity Review and Enforcement Act

Waxman/Markey Climate Change discussion draft

Colombia Free Trade Agreement

H.R. 6515 Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008

H.R. 6899 Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act, energy supply and leasing issues

H.R. 3058 regarding new fees on non-producing leases in the Gulf of Mexico

H.R. 6251 Responsible Federal Oil and Gas Lease Act

H.R. 6256 Responsible Ownership of Federal Lands

H.R. 5151 To designate as wilderness additional National Forest System lands in the Monongahela National Forest in the State of West Virginia

H.R. 2784 To greatly enhance the Nation’s environmental, energy, economic and national security by terminating long-standing Federal prohibitions on the domestic production of abundant offshore supplies of natural gas

H.R. 2830 Coast Guard reauthorization Act sections 319, 328, 708, 715

H.R. 6599 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, regarding the potential modification of the use of Canadian energy supplies in government contracting

Climate change including cap and trade and Carbon Capture and Sequestration

New proposed rules on refining emissions NOX and particulates

Support development of gas development and alternative energy in the UAE

Here is a detailed list of recorded lobbying activities for BP America:

2010 2nd Quarter – filing record here

Amount spent by BP America on lobbying for the 2nd quarter of 2010 = $1.72 million

Declared issues:

S. 1215 and H.R. 2766 a bill to amend the Safe Water Drinking Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing that would impact natural gas extraction

Issues related to the Gulf of Mexico incident

S. 3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, comprehensive financial reform

S. 1462 The American Clean Energy Act, including energy efficiency, RPS and alternative provisions

H.R. 2454 The American Clean Energy and Security Act

S. 1733 The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act that would put in place an economy wide cap and trade program

Kerry-Graham climate policy framework

Climate change draft legislation

Support the development and export of Caspian gas to European markets

H.R. 4213 Tax extenders that would impact oil and gas

H.R. 4849 Small business and infrastructure jobs tax act

Administration budget proposals impacting oil and gas industry

Houses of Congress and federal agencies lobbied by BP America:

US Senate

US House of Representatives

White House Office

Department of the Interior

Department of Energy

National Security Council

State Department

Lobbyists names:

Elizabeth Reicherts

David Nagel

Brian Miller

Michael Brien

Emily Olson, former Legislative Director to Representative Dan Lipinksi

Greg Saunders

Susan Rogers

2010 1st Quarter – filing record here

Amount spent by BP America on lobbying for the 1st quarter of 2010 = $3.53 million

Declared issues:

S. 1215 and H.R. 2766 a bill to amend the Safe Water Drinking Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing that would impact natural gas extraction

S. 3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 provisions relating to over the counter derivatives and systemic risk

H.R. 4173 Wall Street reform and consumer protection act relating to OTC derivatives

Alaska pipeline issues

Climate change issues

Climate change draft legislation

S. 1462 The American Clean Energy Act, including energy efficiency, RPS and alternative provisions

H.R. 2454 The American Clean Energy and Security Act

S. 1733 The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act that would put in place an economy wide cap and trade program

Issues related to EPA source aggregation

Issues related to EPA fracturing study

Regulation of fuel additives

Support the development and export of Caspian gas to European markets

Houses of Congress and federal agencies lobbied by BP America:

US Senate

US House of Representatives

White House Office

Department of the Interior

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Lobbyists names:

Elizabeth Reicherts

David Nagel

Brian Miller

Michael Brien

Emily Olson, former Legislative Director to Representative Dan Lipinksi

Karen St. John

2009 4th Quarter – filing record here

Amount spent by BP America on lobbying for the 4th quarter of 2009 = $4.62 million

Declared issues:

S. 1215 and H.R. 2766 a bill to amend the Safe Water Drinking Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing that would impact natural gas extraction

H.R. 3534 The consolidated Land, energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 impacting onshore and offshore oil and gas development

H.R. 977 Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability Act 2009

H.R. 4173 Wall Street reform and consumer protection act discussion draft

Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2009

H.R. 2966 the 2010 Interior and the Environment Appropriations Act which contains provisions related tot he study of hydraulic fracturing and funding of environmental processes necessary to enable acquisition of seismic data for OCS resource assessments in the Atlantic

Alaska natural gas pipeline issues

Issues related to the Department of Interior proposal to reduce lease terms for certain deepwater leases in the Gulf of Mexico

S. 1462 The American Clean Energy Act, impacts to oil and gas business

US EPA Ozone National Ambient Air Quality standard pre-proposed revisions, impacts to oil and gas business

S. 1733 The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, establishing economy-wide carbon trading system

H.R. 3585 Solar technology road map, establish funding for solar research and development

Carbon limits and energy renewal act, establishes mechanism to cap fossil fuel emissions

Renewable energy loan guarantee programs

RFS implementation issues

Low carbon fuel standards proposal

Advanced and cellulosic biofuels issues

Support the development and export of Caspian gas to European markets

H.R. 2454 Climate change legislation issues

Administration budget proposals on oil and gas taxes, corporate taxes and oil and gas fees and royalties

H.R. 3619 and S. 1194 Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, shipping and LNG issues

Houses of Congress and federal agencies lobbied by BP America:

US Senate

US House of Representatives

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

National Security Council (NSC)

Department of Energy

State Department

Lobbyists names:

Elizabeth Reicherts

David Nagel

Brian Miller

Michael Brien

Emily Olson, former Legislative Director to Representative Dan Lipinksi

Karen St. John

Matt Caswell

Greg Saunders

2009 3rd Quarter – filing record here

Amount spent by BP America on lobbying for the 3rd quarter of 2009 = $3.73 million

Declared issues:

Treasury financial regulatory reform proposal

Administration budget proposals on oil and gas taxes, corporate taxes and oil and gas fees and royalties

S. 1215 and H.R. 2766 a bill to amend the Safe Water Drinking Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing that would impact natural gas extraction

H.R. 3795 The Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009 impacting oil and gas business

H.R. 977 Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability Act 2009

H.R. 3534 The consolidated Land, energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 impacting onshore and offshore oil and gas development

H.R. 2966 the 2010 Interior and the Environment Appropriations Act which contains provisions related tot he study of hydraulic fracturing and funding of environmental processes necessary to enable acquisition of seismic data for OCS resource assessments in the Atlantic

Climate change legislation and the role for natural gas

Access to the Outer Continental Shelf for oil and gas development and seismic data to inform decision making

Alaska natural gas pipeline issues

Greenhouse gas reporting proposed Rule of April 10, 2009

H.R. 2454 American Clean energy & Security Act – proposed cap and trade program and renewable energy mandates to address climate change

S. 1733 The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, proposed cap and trade legislation that incents and mandates greenhouse gas reductions, allocation issues, LCFS issues, market transparency issues and refinery issues.

RFS implementation issues

Renewable energy loan guarantee programs

Advanced and cellulosic biofuels issues

Development Caspian gas into European markets

Transportation security issues in Turkey

Development of Pakistan’s energy sector

Administration budget proposals on oil and gas taxes, corporate taxes and oil and gas fees and royalties

H.R. 3619 and S. 1194 Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, shipping and LNG issues

US Customs and Border Patrol proposal impacting the classification of the transportation of equipment to offshore oil and gas facilities.

Houses of Congress and federal agencies lobbied by BP America:

US Senate

US House of Representatives

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department of Energy

National Security Council (NSC)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

US Coast Guard

Lobbyists names:

Elizabeth Reicherts

David Nagel

Brian Miller

Emily Olson, former Legislative Director to Representative Dan Lipinksi

Michael Brien

Karen St. John

2009 2nd Quarter – filing record here

Amount spent by BP America on lobbying for the 2nd quarter of 2009 = $4.03 million

Declared issues:

H.R. 2454 American Clean energy & Security Act – proposed cap and trade program and renewable energy mandates to address climate change

American clean energy leadership act of 2009 – mandating renewable energy standards, improving national transmission network, providing increased access to fund carbon capture and storage, provisions on outer continental shelf, provisions on market transparency, provisions for Alaska natural gas pipeline

Hearing preparation for outer continental shelf hearing

Discussions regarding current statutory treatment of hydraulic fracturing processes for natural gas extraction

Discussions regarding acquisition of seismic data to inform decision making regarding opening of the outer continental shelf

H.R. 146 the Omnibus Public Management Act of 2009, which would create wilderness areas and take lands out of consideration for energy development

H.R. 977 Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability Act 2009

H.R. 2448 Prevent Anti-Manipulation Act of 2009

S.272 Derivative Trading Integrity Act

2.447 Prevent Excessive Speculation Act

Energy Market Transparency Act of 2009

Clean Water Restoration Act

H.R. 2766 would repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act

Greenhouse gas reporting requirements

Caspian energy and access issues

Economic assistance for Tangguh capacity building

US Russia relations

Russia WTO entry

Advanced and cellulosic biofuels issues

Low carbon fuels

Houses of Congress and federal agencies lobbied by BP America:

US Senate

US House of Representatives

Federal energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Department of Energy

White House Office

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

State Department

Department of Commerce

National Security Council (NSC)

US Agency for International Development

Lobbyists names:

Elizabeth Reicherts

Brian Miller

Emily Olson, former Legislative Director to Representative Dan Lipinksi

Michael Brien

Karen St. John

Greg Saunders

Richard Herold

2009 1st Quarter – filing record here

Amount spent by BP America on lobbying for the 2nd quarter of 2009 = $3.61 million

Declared issues:

Legislation affecting oil and gas

Outer Continental Shelf leasing and exploration and development activities

H.R. 977 Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability Act 2009

Draft Energy Market Transparency Act of 2009

S.672 Natural Gas and Electricity Review and Enforcement Act

S.272 Derivative Trading Integrity Act

S.447 Prevent Excessive Speculation Act

Alaska natural gas pipeline project

Statuatory and regulatory treatment of hydraulic fracturing processes for natural gas extraction

H.R. 146 Omnibus Public Lands Management Act

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Legislation impacting commodity markets

Proposed MMS Five-year leasing program for 2010-2015

Cap and Trade Climate Change legislation

Waxman/Markey Climate Change discussion draft

Implementation of Renewable Fuels Standards

Advanced and cellulosic biofuels issues

Low carbon fuel standard issues

Advanced and cellulosic biofuels issues

Economic assistance for Tangguh capacity building

US Russia relations

Russia WTO entry

Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Support for Caspian gas into European markets

Support transportation security of pipelines in Turkey

Legislation impacting taxes on oil and gas industry

Houses of Congress and federal agencies lobbied by BP America:

US Senate

US House of Representatives

Department of Interior

Department of Agriculture

Federal energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Department of Energy

White House Office

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

State Department

National Economic Council

Office of Management and Budget

White House Office

Department of Commerce

National Security Council (NSC)

Department of State

Lobbyists names:

Elizabeth Reicherts

Brian Miller

Michael Brien

Karen St. John

Matt Caswell

Greg Saunders

Richard Herold

Susan Rogers


2008 4th Quarter – filing record here

Amount spent by BP America on lobbying for the 2nd quarter of 2009 = $2.5 million

Declared issues:

H.R. 6515 Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008

Outer Continental Shelf leasing and exploration and development activities

H.R. 6899 Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act, energy supply and leasing issues

H.R. 3058 regarding new fees on non-producing leases in the Gulf of Mexico

H.R. 6251 Responsible Federal Oil and Gas Lease Act

H.R. 6256 Responsible Ownership of Federal Lands

H.R. To greatly enhance the Nation’s environmental, energy, economic and national security by terminating long-standing Federal prohibitions on the domestic production of abundant offshore supplies of natural gas…

H.R. 6 The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

S.3714 Derivative Trading Integrity Act of 2008

Climate change including cap and trade and Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Clean Air act regulations for greenhouse gas emissions

NOX and particulate air quality limits for refinery units

Economic assistance for Tangguh capacity building

US Vietnam relations

Russia WTO entry

US Russia relations

Support for Caspian gas into European markets

Support transportation security of pipelines in Turkey

Support development of gas development and alternative energy in the UAE

H.R. 2776/H.R. 3221 Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

S.3044 incentives for renewable energy and issues regarding oil and gas activities

H.R. 5351 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008

S. 3125 Energy Independence and Tax Relief Act of 2008

Renewable tax incentives and energy tax issues

H.R. 6275 AMT Relief Act of 2008

Energy tax issues

Energy and job creation Act of 2008

Houses of Congress and federal agencies lobbied by BP America:

US Senate

US House of Representatives

Department of Agriculture

Department of Energy

Department of Interior

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Office of Management and Budget

White House Office

National Security Council (NSC)

State Department

Lobbyists names:

Elizabeth Reicherts

Brian Miller

Michael Brien

Matt Caswell

Rachel Miller

Karen St. John

Greg Saunders

Richard Herold

Susan Rogers


2008 3rd Quarter – filing record here

Amount spent by BP America on lobbying for the 2nd quarter of 2009 = $2.7 million

Declared issues:

H.R. 6515 Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008

H.R. 2638 Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009

H.R. 6899 Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act

H.R. 6578 Consumer Energy Supply Act

H.R. 6251 Responsible Federal Oil and Gas Lease Act

H.R. 6256 Responsible Ownership of Federal Lands

H.R. 3231 National Landscape Conservation System Act

H.R. 6604 Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008

H.R. 2784 National Environment and Energy Development Act

H.R. 2830 Coast Guard reauthorization Act sections 319, 328, 708, 715

H.R. 6599 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, regarding the potential modification of the use of Canadian energy supplies in government contracting

Climate change including cap and trade and Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Greenhouse gas emissions

New proposed rules on refining emissions NOX and particulates

H.R. 2419 Food, Conservation and Energy Act 2008

S. 3125 Energy Independence and Tax Relief Act of 2008

S.3125 Energy and job creation Act of 2008

H.R. 6275 AMT Relief Act of 2008

H.R. 6049 The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

H.R. 2776/H.R. 3221 Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

H.R. 5351 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008

S.3335 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008

Economic assistance for Tangguh capacity building

US Vietnam relations

Russia WTO entry

US Russia relations

Support for Caspian gas into European markets

Support transportation Security of pipelines in Turkey

Support development of gas development and alternative energy in the UAE

Houses of Congress and federal agencies lobbied by BP America:

US Senate

US House of Representatives

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Office of Management and Budget

National Security Council (NSC)

Department of Energy

Department of Commerce

Lobbyists names:

Elizabeth Reicherts

Brian Miller

Michael Brien

Matt Caswell

Rachel Miller

Karen Miller

Greg Saunders

Richard Herold


2008 2nd Quarter – filing record here

Amount spent by BP America on lobbying for the 2nd quarter of 2009 = $2.6 million

Declared issues:

H.R. 6515 Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands Act of 2008

H.R. 2638 Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance amd Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009

H.R. 6899 Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act

H.R. 6578 Consumer Energy Supply Act

H.R. 6251 Responsible Federal Oil and Gas Lease Act

H.R. 6256 Responsible Ownership of Federal Lands

H.R. 3231 National Landscape Conservation System Act

H.R. 6604 Commodity Markets Transparency and Accountability Act of 2008

H.R. 2784 National Environment and Energy Development Act

H.R. 2830 Coast Guard reauthorization Act sections 319, 328, 708, 715

H.R. 6599 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, regarding the potential modification of the use of Canadian energy supplies in government contracting

Climate change including cap and trade and Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Greenhouse gas emissions

New proposed rules on refining emissions NOX and particulates

H.R. 2419 Food, Conservation and Energy Act 2008

S. 3125 Energy Independence and Tax Relief Act of 2008

S.3125 Energy and job creation Act of 2008

H.R. 6275 AMT Relief Act of 2008

H.R. 6049 The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

H.R. 2776/H.R. 3221 Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

H.R. 5351 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008

S.3335 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008

Economic assistance for Tangguh capacity building

US Vietnam relations

Russia WTO entry

US Russia relations

Support for Caspian gas into European markets

Support transportation security of pipelines in Turkey

Support development of gas development and alternative energy in the UAE

Houses of Congress and federal agencies lobbied by BP America:

US Senate

US House of Representatives

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Office of Management and Budget

National Security Council (NSC)

Department of Energy

Department of Commerce

Lobbyists names:

Elizabeth Reicherts

Brian Miller

Michael Brien

Matt Caswell

Rachel Miller

Karen Miller

Greg Saunders

Richard Herold


 

BP America Inc's Official Lobbying Records

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