According to a study conducted by the Oil Institution International, it has been found that the US Federal Offices are deeply dependent on the contributions of large Oil and Gas Companies. This has been represented through a rather fascinating graph that clearly indicates the level of involvement and contributions made to political campaigns by these Energy conglomerates, and more specifically which candidates from the US Federal Office are involved and how.
This map clearly indicates the network between the candidates and the companies through icons that represent the type of contribution received by a specific candidate from a company. The icons closest to the candidate specify where the contribution has come from. It also shows exactly how much money has come from these companies in terms of political campaign funding.
This project has brought to light how significant the involvement of Energy companies is to politics in the US. Furthermore, it allows users’ key insight into previous election campaigns. One can track the contribution of the Oil companies in the 2008, 2004 and 2000 US Presidential Elections.
It should be noted that George W. Bush is considered to be having a vast and intense network of nodes aiding his campaigns and subsequent election.