Chemical firms support hurricane Sandy relief work

Chemical firms support hurricane Sandy relief work

10:00 AM, 7th November 2012
Chemical firms support hurricane Sandy relief work
Ongoing relief work by American Red Cross in the areas affected by hurricane Sandy.

SINGAPORE: As relief work is going on in the areas affected by hurricane Sandy, chemical firms are supporting the ongoing efforts. Some of the firms are providing donations, while others are distributing the required supplies.

FMC Corporation has announced a disaster relief donation of $75,000 to the American Red Cross to support ongoing efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. “One of FMC's missions is to provide the conveniences of life. Supporting the American Red Cross will help ensure that people displaced by this storm can continue to have shelter in the days to come,” said Pierre Brondeau, President, CEO and Chairman, FMC.

Also ExxonMobil is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief assistance in New York, New Jersey and the Caribbean. “It’s our hope that ExxonMobil’s donation to the Red Cross will help provide comfort to those affected and help people rebuild their lives as quickly as possible,” said Andrew W Madden, VP of supply and transportation, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company.

Additionally, the company continues to work to support distribution of gasoline and fuel throughout the area affected by Hurricane Sandy. ExxonMobil has been working with distributors, suppliers and local, state and federal agencies to re-establish the fuel supply infrastructure, including; Shipping additional fuel supplies from the US Gulf Coast and Canada into the Northeast; Working with its distributors to secure additional fuel delivery trucks from other locations to help get fuel to service stations; and Helping distributors secure additional fuel sources for independently owned Exxon and Mobil-branded stations as well as other stations in the area.

On an urgent basis, Phillips 66 (PSX) contributed $500,000 to the American Red Cross to assist local disaster relief operations. The company also will match individual employee contributions through its Matching Gift Programme. Additionally, Phillips 66 is supporting affected employees by offering financial assistance to those who have experienced significant damage to their homes.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by the storm, especially our employees and their families at the Bayway refinery and our three storage terminals nearby,” said Greg Garland, Chairman and CEO, Phillips 66.

These companies are also seeing impact on their operations in the affected region. For instance, FMC has operations in the heavily impacted Mid-Atlantic region including the company’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, global research centre in Ewing, NJ, an FMC BioPolymer plant in Newark, and an FMC BioPolymer distribution center in Harrisburg. Even Phillips 66 is concerned about its employees and their families, affected due to the storm, at the Bayway refinery and its three storage terminals nearby.

On the other hand, ExxonMobil’s three terminals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are operating normally and the company does not own or operate any gas stations, fuel terminals or refineries in the impacted areas.

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