STEER honors those going above and beyond in the Eagle Ford Shale
SAN ANTONIO – The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), announced today that the Cuero Community Foundation, the Port of Corpus Christi, Tallgrass Water, CPS Energy, the Coastal Bend College Foundation and Air Data Solutions are the recipients of the 2020 Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. The annual awards honor companies and organizations working in or with the oil and natural gas industry for their diligent efforts in protecting the environment, developing innovative technologies, making safety a top priority and giving back to the communities they serve.
This year’s awards, which recognize excellence in the areas of Community and Social Investment, Environmental Stewardship, Neighborhood Impression, and Innovation and Technology, will be presented in a four-part series of virtual events beginning today. The events and videos highlighting each winner can be found on the STEER Eagle Ford Excellence Awards webpage at https://www.steer.com/efea and will be posted to STEER social media platforms.
STEER Executive Director Stephanie Moreno said, “The oil and natural gas industry in South Texas continues investing in innovation and technology to produce oil and natural gas to meet demand while maintaining high environmental standards and providing for the communities where they operate. This year’s award recipients reflect the profound impact of the industry’s intentional investments and partnerships that are working to benefit the communities where we operate in South Texas.”
Recipients of the 2020 Eagle Ford Excellence Awards:
Environmental Stewardship (less than 250 employees): Tallgrass Water
Tallgrass Water developed technology to preserve freshwater resources by offering treated wastewater as a sustainable, socially responsible alternative to fresh water for non-potable uses. As a pioneer in the effort to aggregate reclaimed water from cities across the State of Texas, Tallgrass Water is expected to save thousands of gallons of fresh water from the area’s aquifers.
Environmental Stewardship (more than 250 employees): CPS Energy
CPS Energy is working to create a sustainable future by committing to environmental responsibility, building resiliency, and exploring new technologies. CPS Energy developed the Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) Program, a multi-year comprehensive energy efficiency and conservation portfolio of products and services to include weatherization, energy-efficient tools, demand response programs, and solar rebate opportunities. A year ahead of schedule, the STEP Program reduced consumers’ electricity demand by the equivalent of the output of a large power plant.
Innovation and Technology: Air Data Solutions
Air Data Solutions specializes in geo-referenced data capture used in pipeline patrol, leak detection, survey, 3D scanning and other field operations. The company gives their clients essential information needed to make quick, informed decision.
Community and Social Investment (less than 250 employees): Cuero Community Foundation
The Cuero Community Foundation matches philanthropic action with causes in need to strengthen the local community of DeWitt County and other area communities. The Foundation works with other foundations, agencies, and organizations to address the needs in the community while striving to make the most impact to families in need.
Community and Social Investment (more than 250 employees): Port of Corpus Christi
The Port of Corpus Christi has invested in over 130 nonprofit organizations in the Eagle Ford region giving more than $3 million to local nonprofits. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PCCA provided more than 1,500 meals for first responders and front-line workers and over 1,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to first responders, area hospitals, and non-profit organizations in need. PCCA provided funding for 300 Chromebooks and more than 100 mobile hotspots to its six PCCA Adopt-A-Schools in Nueces and San Patricio Counties. PCCA contributed funding to provide support and loans for small businesses impacted by the pandemic, and food, water and resources for communities impacted by Hurricanes Laura and Hanna.
Neighborhood Impression: Coastal Bend College Foundation
This year, the Coastal Bend College Foundation raised money for scholarships, improved the neighborhood impression in its community, and preserved bees. The Foundation developed a program to place bee sculptures throughout the Beeville community to raise awareness of the environmental, health and economic benefits of bee preservation.
About South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER)
The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) is the leading Eagle Ford Shale resource in the region and is the primary coordinator for communication and public advocacy surrounding the oil and natural gas industry in South Texas. STEER serves as the bridge connecting the industry and communities throughout South Texas to ensure positive collaboration and communication surrounding the activities associated with energy production in the Eagle Ford Shale. For more information about STEER, visit STEER.com.
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