Shell and Motiva will make a contribution of $500,000 to flood-relief efforts in Louisiana and also match the contributions of their employees who donate as part of the companies’ internal giving programs. Funds will be distributed to the American Red Cross, Capital Area United Way, and other organizations to assist with response and rebuild efforts.
“Louisiana is a special place, and Shell is happy we can be there for the region that’s always been there for us,” said Rhoman Hardy, General Manager of Shell’s Geismar Chemical Plant. “These floods have devastated thousands of people in our community, including many Shell employees. Our hearts go out to everyone touched by this tragedy.”
“This is just the beginning of what will be a journey of recovery in our region,” said Hugues Bourgogne, General Manager of the Motiva Convent Refinery. “It’s a humbling time, and we will be working hard throughout this period to help our employees and local communities.”
"I am very proud to be part of a company that supports our employees and the communities in which we operate in a time of such great need,” said Brett Woltjen, General Manager of the Norco Manufacturing Complex, which includes a Motiva refinery and a Shell chemical plant. “Motiva and Shell are committed to helping this region which has been so very good to us. We have had hard times before, and we know that we will pull through together.”
Motiva and Shell employee-organized volunteer efforts are already underway from the various lines of business inside and outside of Manufacturing to aid in local recovery efforts.
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000.
About Motiva Enterprises LLC
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Motiva Enterprises LLC refines, distributes and markets petroleum products. With three refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, Motiva has a combined capacity of over 1.1 million barrels per day. The company's marketing operations support a network of approximately 8,300 Shell-branded gasoline stations in the eastern and southern United States. Motiva is owned equally by affiliates of Saudi Aramco and Shell Oil Company.