Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Podesta's BP Lobbying Blowout

Tony Podesta's BP lobbying revenues rose to $150,000 in the third quarter.  The Podesta Group passed Ken Duberstein's firm, which took in $100,000. 

BP America spent $1.86 million on lobbying in the third quarter.  One issue related to BP's purchase of Azerbaijan energy assets, Caspian Sea gas.

Support the development and export of Caspian gas into European markets.  BP lobbied the Natl Security Council (NSC), State - Dept of (DOS), U.S. SENATE

This sole buy occurred in the midst of massive asset sales.  How will Uncle Sam help BP develop and export Caspian gas to Europe?

BP latest monetization came in Argentina.  China is the beneficiary.

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