Five major western oil and gas firms have spent “at least” €251 million since 2010 lobbying EU institutions, according to a report by an alliance of environmental groups who are demanding an end to closed meetings with EU officials.
Publicly available data from the EU transparency register and the European Commission shows BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, and Total have held 327 meetings with senior figures in the EU executive during its five years under outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker.
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