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 2021, Halliburton memberships included:

  • American Petroleum Institute
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Texas Oil and Gas Association 
  • Energy Workforce Technology Coalition
  • National Ocean Industries Association
  • Western Energy Alliance
  • Colorado Oil and Gas Association
  • National Foreign Trade Council
  • 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
  • California Independent Petroleum Association
  • Petroleum Association of Wyoming
  • World Affairs Council of Houston
  • Louisiana Midcontinent Oil and Gas Association
  • Texas Independent Petroleum Association
  • Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
  • New Mexico Oil and Gas Association
  • Geothermal Rising
  • Western States Petroleum Alliance

Below is a list of U.S. trade and business associations for which Halliburton's 2021 membership dues were $50,000 or more annually, along with that portion of dues used for lobbying or political expenses, as reported to us: 

Organization: American Petroleum Institute
Amount: $130,000 

National Association of Manufacturers
Amount: $65,000 

The Greater Houston Partnership
Amount: $60,000

Texas Oil and Gas Association
Amount: $50,000