Release date: October 12, 2017
HOUSTON – BP announced today it has donated 200,000 gallons of fuel to assist with relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
BP provided the fuel to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Peerless Oil and Chemicals Inc. and officials coordinating response efforts will distribute the fuel based on need.
The donation consists of 200,000 gallons of diesel fuel, which will go to first responders aiding in the ongoing recovery efforts, including hospitals and city services.
“Our hearts go out to all those affected by the recent, devastating hurricanes in Puerto Rico,” said John Mingé, chairman and president of BP America. “While we know there will be many challenging days ahead, we hope this fuel donation will help in getting the island back on its feet.”
BP worked closely with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Peerless Oil and Chemicals Inc. to provide the donation.
In addition to the fuel donation by BP, the BP Foundation is matching employee donations to eligible Puerto Rico hurricane-related relief organizations.
BP is a global producer of oil and gas with operations in over 70 countries. Over the past 10 years BP has invested $90 billion in the U.S. – more than any other energy company. BP employs about 14,000 people across the U.S. and supports more than 106,000 additional jobs through all its business activities. For more information on BP in the U.S. visit www.BP.com/US.
Note to editors:
- The BP Foundation is a separate legal entity from BP and accounts independently for its operations, assets, liabilities and expenses. Since 2006, it has donated more than $300 million to charitable organizations around the world.
- Peerless Oil and Chemicals, Inc. distributes refined petroleum products in Puerto Rico. The company offers gasoline to retail outlets.
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