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Shell Shelled Out $80,000 in Second Half of 2007, Matching First Half’s Bill, on Exploration

January 17, 2008: 04:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (Associated Press) – Shell Exploration & Production Co., part of Royal Dutch Shell, paid Van Scoyoc Associates $80,000 in the second half of 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form.

The firm lobbied on legislation and issues related to oil and gas exploration, according to the form posted online Wednesday by the Senate’s public records office.

The company also paid $80,000 to the firm in the first six months of 2007 on the same issues.

Joel Kaplan, a former staff member of the House Appropriations Committee for 11 years, was among those registered to lobby for Shell.

Lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches, under a federal law enacted in 1995. 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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