Some of Oklahoma's largest energy companies are digging deep to aid in recovery efforts after this week's deadly tornadoes.
Chesapeake Energy Corp., Devon Energy Corp., Continental Resources Inc., ONEOK Inc. and OGE Energy Corp. have pledged more than $7 million so far.
Devon and Continental announced Tuesday each has committed $2.5 million toward relief efforts.
Continental will give $1 million to the American Red Cross and up to $1.5 million as community needs are assessed.
The company also has placed a donations link on its website, clr.com, so vendors, investors and others can contribute to the Red Cross' relief efforts.
“We're standing together with other Oklahomans affected by this tragedy. This is our home,” CEO Harold Hamm said.
Chesapeake pledged $1 million Monday night to the Red Cross, while promising to lend its employees and equipment to the relief effort.
Tulsa-based ONEOK's contribution consists of $750,000 to relief organizations and $250,000 to the ONE Trust, a charitable organization that helps company employees in times of personal crisis. Employees, retirees and directors who contribute to the trust fund will have their donations matched on a two-for-one basis.
The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation said it will commit $500,000 to relief efforts after a deadly tornado struck Moore on Monday afternoon.
SandRidge Energy Inc. is donating items for relief workers and working to identify volunteer opportunities while also providing funding to relief organizations, spokesman Greg Dewey said.
Koch Industries Inc., whose companies employ more than 2,000 people across Oklahoma, said it will donate $1 million for tornado relief efforts.
Half of the amount will be given to the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund established by Gov. Mary Fallin in coordination with United Way of Central Oklahoma. The other $500,000 will go to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army to help affected families.
Houston-based Apache Corp., which has an office in Tulsa, is donating $500,000.
“Our hearts go out to the families of those who have suffered due to these horrific storms,” said Rob Johnston, vice president of Apache's central region. “Apache has had a home in Oklahoma since the company's first well was drilled there more than 50 years ago.
“Many Apache employees have close ties to family, friends and schools in the area, and we will help this community with its disaster-recovery efforts.”
ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, which got their starts in Oklahoma, each will contribute $1 million to the Red Cross and match employee donations to the relief effort.
Industry giant Exxon Mobil Corp. will donate $500,000 to the Red Cross as well, the company announced Tuesday evening.