Oil, gas industry responds to wildfires with statewide donations

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The Colorado oil and gas industry has committed more than $400,000 to the state’s fire relief efforts, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, an industry trade group.

The amount doesn’t include charitable giving by company employees or matching funds by companies, said the press release announcing the donations.

Contributions:

– BP gave $100,00 plus a matching grant for all the money given by its colleagues.

– DCP Midstream – $50,000

-Noble – $50,00 plus employee match to $1,000 per employee. So far, this has added $20,000 to Noble’s donations.

– QEP Resources – $25,000 plus up to $10,000 for employee match grants.

– Marathon Oil – $10,000

– Pioneer Natural Resources – $10,000

– Black Diamond Minerals – $5,000

Governor’s Fire Relief Fund:

– Anadarko – $25,000

– Suncor – $100,000

Other donations:

– Noble – $20,000 to National Forest Service for reforestation.

– Encana – Through July 31st, providing a double match on donations made by employees specific to wildfire relief efforts currently underway in Colorado. Encana employees may choose any registered charity that can provide a wildfire-specific receipt for their donation.

– The Independent Petroleum Association of America mid-year meeting was recently held in Colorado Springs and oil and gas companies from around the nation saw the toll the fires are taking on Colorado and its families. In response, IPAA is encouraging it members to donate to the American Red Cross, Waldo Canyon Fire Fighters Fund, and Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation.