How Oil and Gas Companies Are Supporting New Mexico Communities

May 12, 2020 3:38 PM

Oil and gas companies help New Mexico community amidst COVID crisis

The oil and natural gas industry is demonstrating its long-term commitment to New Mexico as we confront the COVID-19 pandemic.



Apache donated to the United Way’s Feeding Families Campaign in support of Isaiah’s Kitchen’s work to feed families in Hobbs, NM.

Apache’s charitable giving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has focused on donations of PPE and critical medical equipment to hospitals and first responders as well as supporting vulnerable populations experiencing the secondary impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing measures.



Chevron is contributing $230,000 across Permian Basin nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations receiving funding include the West Texas Food Bank and Eddy and Lea County United Ways.

As a part of Chevron's initiative to help communities amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis, Chevron has also donated $40,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Permian Basin.



ConocoPhillips made a $25,000 donation to Carlsbad Municipal Schools and a similar donation to CARC Inc., which provides services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


EagleClaw Midstream

EagleClaw donated $5,000 to Jacob's Pantry, a community food bank in Carlsbad, New Mexico.


EOG Resources

EOG Resources is supporting critical medical workers and first responders with PPE and other sanitary products. Jal Clinic received 160 N95 masks, 1 gallon disinfectant, 300 shoe coverings, and 3 dozen clear safety glasses.

The company also donated 400 N95 masks to San Juan Medical Center in Farmington and 3 dozen clear safety glasses to Nor-Lea Hospital in Lovington.



ExxonMobil is donating $100,000 to the Carlsbad Municipal School District to support online education as schools wait to re-open.  

ExxonMobil has also converted some of its facilities to produce medical-grade hand sanitizer for first responders across the country. On April 24th, four 330-gallon buckets of sanitizer were sent to the National Guard Armory in Santa Fe to be distributed.


Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil donated emergency relief funds to Roadrunner Food Bank. These funds will launch a new Childhood Hunger Initiative program in the Carlsbad Municipal School District – the first of its kind in Eddy County, providing approximately 150 families with 50 pounds of food each month. While it is being set up to meet the immediate needs of Carlsbad students and their families, this program will be an on-going program within the school district, lasting long beyond COVID-19 response.


Marathon Petroleum

Marathon Petroleum donated $2,500 to the United Way of Eddy County for its Emergency Relief Fund.


Santo Petroleum

Santo Petroleum gave $5,000 to the United Way's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The United Way’s program is directly supporting Southeast New Mexico residents in need.


XTO Energy

XTO Energy is supporting hunger relief in the Carlsbad/Loving area with a $20,000 donation to Packs for Hunger, a program that provides food for about 200 local families.

In addition to its donation to Packs for Hunger, XTO Energy has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by contributing $100,000 to Carlsbad Municipal School District to help facilitate the transition from classroom learning to online remote learning and has paid for personal protection equipment for the Carlsbad Fire Department.



If you have information about other ways that oil and gas companies are supporting New Mexico communities, please email to add to this list.