Marathon Petroleum

InfluenceMap Score
F
Performance Band
19%
Organisation Score
30%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Houston, United States

Marathon Petroleum is actively and negatively lobbying on climate change regulation. Marathon’s disclosures emphasize the role of fossil fuels in future energy mix and the company has called on the U.S. government to realize the “tremendous benefits” of exploiting natural gas and oil resources. Marathon has been highly critical of the US renewable fuels standards program, previously describing it as an “abomination”, and in March 2019, a “deeply flawed” program. An investigation by the New York Times in 2018 revealed the company to been one of the main actors in a strategic plan to roll back US vehicle fuel economy standards, including using Facebook advertising and lobbying at both the state and federal levels. In the same year, the company also financially supported a campaign to oppose a carbon tax in Washington state. In 2019, Marathon has stated that it supports the removal of subsidies for electric vehicles. The company appears highly oppositional to an energy transition. In 2017, Marathon CEO Gary Heminger called into question the clean energy credentials of wind and solar versus fossil fuels. In 2019, he has continued to promote the “pivotal advantages” of fossil fuels that he claims would be out of reach if the objectives of anti-fossil fuel advocates are realized. Marathon has high-level memberships to a number of power trade groups actively opposing US climate regulation, including board level membership of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM ), the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
0 NS NA NS NS NS -1 NA
Climate Science Stance
0 NS NA NS -1 NS NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
-1 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA -2 NA NA NA NS NS
Carbon Tax
NS NS NA NS -2 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA NA NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
NS NS NA NS -2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
-2 NS NA -1 NS -1 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
-1 -1 NA NS -2 -1 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards
-1 NS NA NS -1 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS -2 NA NA NA NS NS
Climate Lobbying Governance
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
22%
 
22%
 
17%
 
17%
 
47%
 
47%
 
41%
 
41%
 
22%
 
22%
 
21%
 
21%
 
28%
 
28%
 
45%
 
45%
 
30%
 
30%

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.