Big oil wields ultra deep influence

By Laura Peterson

Legislators push for energy industry tax breaks, regulatory changes to hunt for oil at the bottom of the sea

U.S. pushed to ratify deep sea treaty

By Laura Peterson

U.N. Law of the Sea will divvy up deep ocean bottom for oil and gas drilling

Appealing to a higher authority

By Kevin Bogardus

Federal energy regulators smooth the way for liquefied natural gas terminals

Can a free market help clear the air?

By Rakesh Kalshian

World Bank buys pollution rights from tiny Indian village for $645

Bob Dole: Indonesia's man in Washington

By Kevin Bogardus

Former Republican presidential candidate is paid to lobby for the country's oil interests

K Street lobbyists carry water for OPEC

By Kevin Bogardus

Disclosure filings indicate massive spending on lobbying by oil-rich countries

Saudis drop big bucks for Washington influence

By Kevin Bogardus

Saudi Arabia the most active OPEC member on K Street

Venezuela head polishes image with oil dollars

By Kevin Bogardus

President Hugo Chavez takes his case to America's streets

A pipeline of influence

By Kevin Bogardus

Even before he became VP, Dick Cheney and Bush fundraisers were crafting national energy policy

Big oil spends $400,000 on government junkets

By Daniel Lathrop

Legislators taken to NASCAR races, "Wildcatters Ball"


A look behind the Center's reporting process for "The Politics of Oil"

Big oil protects its interests

By Aron Pilhofer

Industry spends hundreds of millions on lobbying, elections

Gimme shelter (from taxes)

By Jonathan Werve

U.S. oil and gas companies have 882 subsidiaries in tax haven countries

Koch's low profile belies political power

By Kevin Bogardus

Private oil company does both business and politics with the shades drawn