This chart shows oil/gas and coal company contributions to presidential candidate committees. It includes contributions from company PACs as well as individuals employed by the companies who donated at least $200. While coal interests have retained their strong preference for Republican presidential candidates, oil and gas interests have shifted their spending to Clinton in the general election. With a month to go before the election, oil and gas interests had spent roughly the same amount on candidates who did not make it past the primaries as they did on Trump and Clinton combined. Note that this does not reflect super PAC spending. View the data used to make this graphic as a spreadsheet.

Surprises In Oil And Gas Campaign Spending

Fossil fuel companies have a history of backing Republican candidates. But this year’s unusual presidential campaign appears to be having a strange ripple effect on political giving — at least from the oil and gas industry.

Donald Trump at a campaign stop at the Oklahoma State Fair in September 2015.

Oil And Gas Not All In For Trump

One thing we can say about this year’s presidential election, it’s not following the rules of the game. Take the oil and gas industry for example. Although Donald Trump is the keynote speaker at Pennsylvania’s annual Shale Insight conference this week, industry executives and employees have not been opening their wallets to the Republican nominee.

Donald Trump speaks to a packed arena at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND.

The Future Of U.S. Energy, According To Donald Trump

With the help of a few more delegates from a handful of states, including North Dakota, Donald Trump finally gathered enough to clinch the republican nomination. And with that news, the official Republican Presidential nominee rolled into Bismarck, North Dakota on Thursday.