Shell Oil Company has hired Beveridge & Diamond to lobby on energy exploration issues, according to a disclosure report filed with Congress on Wednesday.
Beveridge & Diamond principal Peter Schaumberg will lobby on "federal outer continental shelf lease extensions." Schaumberg, whose practice focuses on energy development and mineral resources, declined to comment.
Shell has spent more than $4 million in lobbying this year. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld was paid the most of any firm on the company’s lobbying rolls, pulling in $240,000 in the first half of the year. Other firms that have lobbied for Shell include Blank Rome, Patton Boggs and The Mathis Group.