It looks like some lousy record-keeping. But even if these last two tables have to be added together, 2014 is turning out to be the biggest year for PDVSA lobbying since at least 1998. Not likely to exceed Statoil’s 2007 record, but still, pretty healthy spending.
I guess those possible sanctions on alleged human rights violators were going to pose some sort of threat to Citgo.
Of course, none of these state oil companies can compete with ExxonMobil: