Apache Drives Environmental Excellence
Company Receives Vanguard Award for CNG Donations
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 28, 2013
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq:
APA) will receive the Vanguard Award for Environmental Excellence as its
compressed natural gas program continues to drive positive change in the
communities where the company operates.
The award will be presented to Apache by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful after the
company selected six non-profit organizations and two local municipalities to
each receive a free vehicle conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG).
"The Vanguard Award is presented to a person, institution, community or
business for embracing cutting-edge technologies and concepts in support of a
sustainable planet," said Jeanette Nance, executive director of Keep Oklahoma
"It's important to recognize all that Apache does to preserve and eoinhance
the state's natural beauty and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment,"
The award will be presented to Apache at the nonprofit organization's 2013
Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration in November in Oklahoma City.
The CNG donations, which include a gift card for a one-year supply of
compressed natural gas for each of the newly converted vehicles, were made
possible through Apache's Community & Neighborhood Giving program, a
philanthropic arm of Apache's Central Region operations based in Tulsa.
Apache has 369 employees throughout Oklahoma.
"Apache employees have been giving back to their Oklahoma communities for more
than 50 years," said Central Region Vice President Rob Johnston. "Not only
does this donation help these community groups, it also promotes a sustainable
future by providing them the opportunity to use vehicles that run on cheap,
abundant and clean-burning natural gas."
The organizations that received the CNG conversions include the largest
anti-poverty agency in Oklahoma, a nonprofit group that helps individuals with
intellectual disabilities, and a home for troubled youths.
The organizations and municipalities are:
oThe Gatesway Foundation
oFamily & Children's Services
oThe Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges
oTulsa Habitat for Humanity
oTulsa Boys' Home
oCity of Broken Arrow
oCity of Tulsa
Apache's first CNG station was built in Oklahoma in 2009. Since then, Apache
has built 20 CNG stations, with six open to the public, in communities where
it operates in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. The company has
converted more than 470 field vehicles to operate on CNG, with long-term plans
to convert 80 percent of its U.S. fleet.
Apache's newest public-access CNG fueling station opened in March 2013 in
Houston's Galleria shopping district adjacent to the company's corporate
Natural gas is gaining widespread acceptance worldwide as a transportation
fuel with more than 15.2 million natural gas-fueled vehicles. By 2019, the
number of natural gas consumer vehicles is expected to rise to 25 million. In
the United States, about 120,000 compressed natural gas vehicles are in use.
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is a statewide, nonprofit organization with a mission
to empower citizens to preserve and enhance the state's natural beauty and to
ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. For more information, visit
Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with
operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom, Australia
and Argentina. Apache posts announcements, operational updates, investor
information and copies of all press releases on its website,
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