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. and OGE Energy Corp. have pledged more than $6 million so far.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of these tragic storms,” Devon CEO John Richels said. “We are all saddened by the devastation, and as fellow Oklahomans, we want to do what we can to help our neighbors.”
Devon and Continental announced Tuesday each has committed $2.5 million toward relief efforts.
Chesapeake pledged $1 million Monday night to the American Red Cross, while promising to lend its employees and equipment to the relief effort.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of these terrible storms, and Chesapeake and our employees are doing all we can to aid in the disaster recovery efforts in our hometown community,” Chesapeake Chairman Archie Dunham said. “We are providing all possible assistance using Chesapeake equipment, machinery and resources and many of our people are already mobilized under the Operation Blue banner and assisting in the rescue efforts.”