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Shell Oil Paid Patton Boggs $100,000 to Lobby Federal Government in First Half of 2007

October 09, 2007: 04:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (Associated Press) – A U.S. unit of Royal Dutch Shell plc paid Patton Boggs LLP $100,000 to lobby the federal government in the first half of 2007, according to a recent disclosure form.

The firm lobbied on energy legislation, according to form posted online Aug. 12 by the Senate’s public records office.

Former Sen. John Breaux, D-La., is among those registered to lobby on behalf of Shell Oil Co.

Under a federal law enacted in 1995, lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches. They must register with Congress within 45 days of being hired or engaging in lobbying. and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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