BailoutWatch provides direct access to the data underlying our analyses. The data sets below include financial benefits to oil and gas companies under the CARES Act, such as tax refunds, Main Street Loans, and corporate bond purchases by the Federal Reserve on the open market, and household electricity disconnections enacted by utilities between January 2020 and December 2021.

Most of the data are drawn from Bloomberg data, public filings, and Fed disclosures.

This page will be updated as other data sets are added. Visualize the data behind the bailout.

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Employment Numbers of the 200 Largest Publicly Traded O&G Companies


This data includes the number of employees for the 200 largest publicly traded oil and gas companies domiciled in the United States. Employment numbers for years 2019, 2020 and 2021 are included. Companies annual 10-K filings were reviewed to obtain the data. Companies whose shares are primarily listed on foreign exchanges, for example PetroTal Corp, are not required to file with the SEC. As such, data is unavailable.

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U.S. Household Electricity Disconnections 2020-2021


The data includes household electricity disconnections due to non-payment from 32 states and the District of Columbia between January 2020 and December 2021. PUCs from 17 states do not collect disconnection data, and New Jersey reported 0 disconnections due to non-payment between 2020 and 2021. Most of the data are drawn from publicly available filings on state Public Utility Commission (PUC) websites. Some of the data were obtained through FOIA requests with the PUCs that required utilities to collect and report disconnects but did not release the data publicly. Disconnections for 2022 are currently being aggregated and will be added to the page soon.