Climate Change

EOG Resources

InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Houston, United States

EOG Resources (EOG) appears to have limited engagement with climate change policy. EOG has stated that it “supports efforts to understand and address the contribution of human activities to global climate change.” However, evidence suggests EOG has links to climate change denial; H. Leighton Steward, who has sat on EOG board of directors since 2004, appears to dispute the existence of climate change and has correspondingly opposed the need for climate change regulation such as a carbon tax or emissions trading. EOG appears to have expressed some support for transitioning the energy mix, supporting an increased role for natural gas as “a critical component of any climate change policy.” However, it generally appears to support a long-term role for high GHG emitting energy sources, promoting unconventional oil and gas production as “key to America’s energy self-sufficiency.”

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 1 NS -2 NS -2 NS 1 NA
Climate Science Stance 0 NS NA NS NS NS 0 NA
Need for climate regulations 0 NS NA NS NS NS -1 NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -1 NA -2 NA NA NA -1 NA
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS -2 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS -2 NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -1 NS NS 0 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards 0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships NS NS 1 NA NA NA NS NS
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.