Industry Profile, 2010
This industry, which includes multinational and independent oil and gas producers and refiners, natural gas pipeline companies, gasoline service stations and fuel oil dealers, has long enjoyed a history of strong influence in Washington. Individuals and political action committees affiliated with oil and gas companies have donated $238.7 million to candidates and parties since the 1990 election cycle, 75 percent of which has gone to Republicans
This information comes from www.Opensecrets.org
Also read the article "The Wrong Economic Climate for Clean Energy", short article explaining why Obama failed in his fourth objective; clean energy.
A nice morning read for you all! ;)