As a multicultural global company, Halliburton believes that public policy and legislation can and do have a significant impact on our success. Therefore, we keep informed on significant domestic and foreign policy issues that affect our Company and our employees around the world. While Halliburton does not use Corporate dollars to make direct political contributions to political candidates or political parties, we do meet with public officials and policy makers on matters that are of importance to our business.  We also engage trade and business associations, customers, suppliers, employees, communities, and nongovernmental organizations on issues of mutual concern.

Halliburton Policies for Political Engagement

Learn about our policy on political contributions, the Halliburton Political Action Committee, and our trade association membership.

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Halliburton Company Political Action Committee

The Halliburton Company Political Action Committee (HALPAC) was established in the United States as a means for our U.S. employees, through their voluntary contributions, to support candidates whose views on matters affecting the industry represent the best interests of Halliburton and its employees. HALPAC is a multi-candidate, non-partisan political action committee.

A candidate's eligibility for support from HALPAC is reviewed by the HALPAC Board, which considers the candidate's record on business-related issues; the congressional leadership and committee assignments for which the candidate might be eligible; the extent of company facilities and employees within the candidate's district and state; and finally, the candidate's chances of being elected. Employees' suggestions are invited. 

Halliburton engages with, and contributes to, organizations and industry trade associations that actively work toward developing best practices related to our industry. While many of these organizations are involved in legislative activities regarding matters that affect the industry or some of its members and a successful business climate, these activities are not conducted on behalf of, or in the name of Halliburton. 

In 2022, Halliburton memberships included:

  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Institute of Makers of Explosives
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Texas Oil and Gas Association
  • Energy Workforce and Technology Council
  • National Ocean Industries Association
  • National Foreign Trade Council
  • Western Energy Alliance
  • Colorado Oil and Gas Association
  • Texas Geothermal Alliance
  • Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma
  • US Oil and Gas Association
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • Bilateral Chamber of Commerce
  • North Dakota Petroleum Council
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition
  • Petroleum Association of Wyoming
  • Texas Taxpayer and Research Association
  • Cost Council on State Taxation
  • World Affairs Council of Houston
  • New Mexico Oil and Gas Association
  • International Assoc. of Drilling Contractors
  • American Benefits Council
  • Ohio Oil and Gas Association
  • Louisiana Midcontinent Oil and Gas Association
  • Texas Independent Petroleum Association
  • Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
  • California Independent Petroleum Association
  • Geothermal Rising

Below is a list of U.S. trade and business associations for which Halliburton's 2022 membership dues were $50,000 or more annually, along with that portion of dues used for lobbying or political expenses, as reported to us:

American Petroleum Institute
Amount: $130,000

Institute of Makers of Explosives
Amount: $65,600

The Greater Houston Partnership
Amount: $60,000

Texas Oil and Gas Association
Amount: $50,000