Oil & gas industry campaign contributions in the U.S. 2019/20, by beneficiary

The incumbent President Donald Trump is the largest recipient of campaign donations by the oil & gas industry. In the 2019/2020 election cycle, President Trump's campaign received over 1.6 million U.S. dollars from oil & gas affiliated companies and individuals. Of the top five beneficiaries, only one was a Democratic Party member - presidential candidate, Joseph Biden. In 2020, the oil & gas industry had allocated a total of 46 million U.S. dollars towards lobbying; the majority of which went towards the Republican Party.

Largest recipient of campaign donations by oil & gas companies in the United States in 2019/20*

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Release date

September 2020


United States

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* Numbers are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving 200 USD or more. All donations took place during the 2019-2020 election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission on Monday, September 21, 2020.

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