An overview of the corporate lobbying detected by InfluenceMap related to coal, oil, fossil gas, and methane in December 2022 and January 2023.
InfluenceMap has found oil and gas sector entities engaging on various implementation dockets for the Inflation Reduction Act, pushing for greater incentives for fossil gas and weakening the Methane Emissions Reduction Program, including from trade groups American Gas Association (AGA) and American Petroleum Institute (API).
In New York State, where joint hearings are underway to consider implementation of the climate plan, InfluenceMap found negative engagement from utilities and trade associations, including API and the Business Council of New York State (BCNYS) , both of which strongly opposed the plan’s proposals toward phasing out fossil gas.
InfluenceMap has detected a rise in lobbying efforts from Italian oil and gas companies, Eni and Snam), as the companies’ respective CEOs advocate for an increase in gas infrastructure investments in Africa in attempts to diversify Italy’s fossil fuel imports. Alongside this, both companies have disclosed 9 meetings in total with officials from the European Commission, with Eni also meeting with several leading officials from African countries to discuss the expansion of oil and gas resources.
Submissions to the draft Safeguard Mechanism Reforms (Crediting) Amendment Bill 2022 shows continued opposition to ambitious reforms from the fossil fuel sector, including from the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association and the Minerals Council of Australia, and companies such as Glencore and Whitehaven Coal.