Golden Pass Products donates $1.5 million to Hurricane Harvey relief effort
Focus will be helping southeast Texas
September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017 – SABINE PASS, TX – Golden Pass Products, a partnership of Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil Corporation affiliates, today announced the donation of $1.5 million to assist with relief efforts in southeast Texas communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“We are proud to be part of this community and want to do what we can to help our employees and neighbors get back on their feet,” Sean Ryan, president of Golden Pass LNG, said. “For us, this is also personal: about 45 percent of our employees were either evacuated or have damaged homes, and when we include our employees’ immediate families, that number jumps even higher.”
In addition to the financial contribution, Golden Pass employees have contributed their time to the response effort. “Our employees manned rescue boats and assisted in evacuating more than 500 people. Kitchens and spare bedrooms opened to those in need, and our folks have cooked and cleaned and provided a welcome smile to relief workers across the area. I am very proud of the Golden Pass team,” Ryan said.
The Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund will be administered by the Foundation for Southeast Texas to support local recovery efforts.
“This has been an extremely difficult time for southeast Texas, but it has also been amazing to see the community come together to help each other and demonstrate the strength we’ll need to recover. Golden Pass has helped in every phase, from emergency response planning to search and rescue. This incredibly generous and locally focused donation is both needed and appreciated by the citizens of Jefferson County,” Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick said.
Golden Pass has also supported the development of a website (www.SETXrecovery.com) and Facebook page (@SETXRecovery) to help focus national relief attention on the southeast Texas area.
About Golden Pass Products
Golden Pass LNG, owned by affiliates of Qatar Petroleum (70%) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (30%), is constructing a project to add liquefaction and export capabilities to its existing liquefied natural gas terminal in Sabine Pass, Texas. Golden Pass LNG constructed and has operated the existing LNG import facility and distribution pipeline since 2005. For more information, visit: GoldenPassLNG.com.