Encana Contributing $250,000 to Flood Relief Efforts in Colorado
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/18/13 -- Encana Corporation
(TSX:ECA)(NYSE:ECA) is donating $250,000 to support disaster relief
and recovery efforts in the flood-ravaged Front Range of Colorado.
The company will issue cash grants to various charities active in the
efforts in Weld and Boulder Counties, including the flood relief
funds established by Weld County United Way and Foothills United Way.
In addition, employee donations to registered charities will be
matched by Encana up to $25,000 per employee as part of the company's
matching gifts program.
"Encana is committed to assisting with the hard work and relief
efforts already underway to mitigate the widespread impact of this
flooding," said Doug Suttles, President & CEO, Encana Corporation.
"Many staff in our Denver and Front Range offices have been directly
impacted; we're pledging our support to these colleagues as well as
everyone else affected by these devastating events. We would also
like to extend our thanks to frontline responders for their tireless
efforts and all those who are working long and hard to provide
support to affected communities."
Encana shut-in some of its producing wells located in the DJ Basin
and closed one of its field offices to ensure the safety of staff and
the operations. The company has started bringing production back on
as it assesses the extent of the impact flooding had on its locations
and has re-opened the field office. This impact to Encana operations
from flooding comes just three months after widespread flooding in
southern Alberta forced the closure of the company's corporate
headquarters, as well as a small number of field operations.
"The floods have left significant damage to communities across the
Front Range and our thoughts are with all of those who have been
affected," said Suttles. "Just as we saw in southern Alberta in June,
Colorado is truly rallying together to help those most impacted and
to repair the damage. There is an inspiring community spirit on
display as people roll up their sleeves and pitch in to help their
neighbors and this truly indicates that Colorado will rebound from
Encana is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on
growing its strong portfolio of diverse resource plays producing
natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids. By partnering with
employees, community organizations and other businesses, Encana
contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities
where it operates. Encana common shares trade on the Toronto and New
York stock exchanges under the symbol ECA.
Further information on Encana Corporation is available on the
company's website, www.encana.com.
SOURCE: Encana Corporation
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