September 7, 2017
Texas Oil and Natural Gas Companies Contribute More Than $32.3 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
AUSTIN – Texas oil and natural gas companies have committed more than $32.3 million to relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey, according to the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA).
“Texans have displayed the best part of humanity in the face of this historic storm,” said Todd Staples, president of TXOGA. “It is such an honor to work with an industry that is so heavily invested in areas where they operate and to see them step up in such a significant way to rebuild these communities.”
Many TXOGA member companies have set up hotlines to help their employees and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey, according to Staples. They have helped to coordinate rescue, relocation and other logistical support for families and will continue to do so, he said.
In addition to corporate support, Staples said, “It’s been humbling to see the bravery and selflessness of volunteers and first responders. If this storm was a test of the compassion Texans have for one another, we passed with flying colors.”
Many companies have also donated fuel to the Texas Divison of Emergency Management to be used by first responders.
Here is a partial list of pledged support from Texas oil and natural gas companies, as of September 6, 2017:
Apache announced $250,000 to the American Red Cross.
Anadarko contributed $1 million to United Way’s Disaster Relief Fund for Harris and Montgomery counties.
The BHP Billiton Foundation will donate $1.25 million to the American Red Cross.
BP contributed $750,000 total. $250,000 to Red Cross, $250,000 to United Way and $250,000 to the Greater Houston Community Foundation. They have also announced donations of hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel to Harris County and Houston first responders.
Cheniere Energy will make a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross.
Chevron donated $1 million to the American Red Cross and Chevron employees can make a direct donation, which will be matched by the company up to $10,000 per employee per year.
Cimares has contributed $500,000 in relief efforts through the Tulsa Community Foundation.
ConocoPhillips will donate $5 million: $2.5 million to the United Way and $2.5 million to the American Red Cross. ConocoPhillips is also addressing employee needs and supporting their individual outreach efforts, including matching employees’ and retirees’ personal donations to eligible relief organizations.
EOG Resources will contribute an initial $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In addition, EOG will provide an unlimited 2-for-1 match on employee contributions to charitable organizations providing Hurricane Harvey relief as well as to an EOG Employee Disaster Assistance Fund. Our goal with these efforts is to contribute at least $2 million.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation increased its financial commitment for Hurricane Harvey relief to up to $10.3 million, which includes an employee and retiree donation match program and in-kind donations to the American Red Cross. The increased support builds on $1 million in previous contributions to the American Red Cross and United Way of Greater Houston.
Koch Industries will donate more than $1 million to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, along with the long-term support needed to rebuild communities through the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. As part of the overall efforts, $250,000 will be used to establish the Koch Employee Assistance Fund with the Emergency Assistance Foundation to aid its employees who have suffered losses.
Marathon Petroleum Corp. donated $1 million to charitable organizations and municipalities in the Galveston County and Corpus Christi, Texas, areas to assist with recovery from Hurricane Harvey and will donate up to an additional $100,000 to match donations from its employees.
Motiva pledged $500,000 to organizations such as the Houston mayor’s Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund and the American Red Cross. In addition, the company will match employee contributions as part of the company’s internal-giving programs.
Noble Energy committed to contributing a total of $1 million to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The donations of $500,000 each to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation and to the American Red Cross will provide critical aid to those impacted now and for the long term. Noble Energy also increased funding of its NobleACTS Global Matching Gifts Program to provide immediate and long-term support for the communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
PDC Energy has pledged $25,000 to CO-WY Red Cross earmarked for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. They also donated $6,000 to the Houston Food Bank.
Pioneer Natural Resources
Pioneer Natural Resources, an Irving-based oil and gas exploration company, donated $100,000 to the Red Cross and announced it would match the donations of Pioneer employees. The company is also collecting supplies to send to Houston and made one of its facilities in Victoria available for Texas Department of Public Safety, and first responders.
Phillips 66 announced it will contribute an additional $3 million to assist Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in southeast Texas. The donation will be shared equally by the Rebuild Texas Fund, United Way of Greater Houston and the American Red Cross and will bring Phillips 66’s total contributions to $4 million since the storm. Phillips 66 has also donated 5 truckloads of fuel to the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Range Resources announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross.
SM Energy Company
SM Energy Company has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross and is also matching all employee’s donation 1:1 for disaster relief.
Shell Oil Company
Shell pledged $1 million to American Red Cross.
Sunoco Foundation and Energy Transfer Partners
Sunoco Foundation and Energy Transfer Partners have donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross. They are also coordinating opportunities for employees in Dallas and San Antonio to donate and volunteer in their communities.
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Valero Energy Corporation is contributing $1 million to the American Red Cross.