Big oil and the obstruction of climate regulations

An InfluenceMap sector report

October 2015

The energy majors' strategy (Shell, BP and Total) leading up to Paris 2015 is to call for a price on carbon. Behind the scenes, however, all are systematically obstructing the very laws that would enable a meaningful price. This report examines this obstruction, how trade associations are playing a key role and serious misalignment by Shell and Total with their own trade associations on climate policy. InfluenceMap's research, backed by analysis of over 10,000 points of evidence, shows all three are obstructing key climate regulatory measures directly and through trade bodies, as are ExxonMobil and Chevron, the two US majors not signed on to the price of carbon message.