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Giving Back: Oil & Gas Edition

In-between discovering innovative ways to deliver petroleum energy, or new advancement in technologies, some of the world’s biggest oil and gas players invest equal amounts of time into their charitable deeds. Below is a list of what some of these companies do.
 

BP
 
As a global powerhouse, BP has taken a proactive approach to create a long-lasting impact on surrounding communities that include: education, infrastructure and health, employment opportunities, etc. They also have their BP Foundation, which only has one purpose: charitable giving to benefit the global public. They also provide grants during times of disaster, like the Hurricane Sandy aftermath.
 
BP
 

Athabasca Oil Corporation
 
Athabasca Oil Corporation focuses their time on neighboring communities and improving their quality of life. This may include children’s health and wellness, education, social responsibility, etc. Some of the diverse projects they have supported are:

  • Education and Aboriginal Communities – Sunchild Cyber School
  • Community, Integrity and Ethics – Scholarship at Haskayne Business School
  • Employee Leadership – Ride to Conquer Cancer
  • Supporting the Alberta Children’s Hospital

 
Athabasca Oil Corporation
 

DCP Midstream
 
Veterans transitioning back into the workforce can be mentally and emotionally difficult. So earlier this year, DCP Mainstream wanted to honour veterans by easing the transition. They contacted the Denver Foundation, which helped DCP Mainstream set up grants to give to four organizations, one of which is Veterans Helping Veterans Now. Also, according to Roz Elliot, vice president of corporate communications and investor relations at DCP Mainstream: “It also goes beyond donations. We’re also asking, ‘Can we help with trucks or supplies?”
 
DCP Midstream
 

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Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and wastewater coatings manufacturing company that is highly acclaimed for its sustainable coatings, cold weather tank coating applications, and its durable frac tank coatings. Castagra is used by the world’s top oil and gas field services companies.