OKOGA Works To Supply Texas Gulf With Gasoline, Other Supplies

Friday, September 1st 2017, 9:02 am
By: Amy Avery

Many Texas gas stations are already completely out of fuel and are now reaching out to neighboring states for help. The Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association is doing what it can to alleviate that problem, as well as organizing a statewide, one-day supply donation drive.

Today at 12 different locations around the state, donors can drop off cases of water, packaged snacks, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies for those displaced by the storm. Many Harvey victims lost everything but the Red Cross says right now, they're only looking for those universal items that everyone needs.

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Some oil and gas companies have even donated gas to help with the shortage.

“One of the things that's been interesting to watch from our help in trying to coordinate some of the efforts in Texas,” said Chad Warmington of the OKOGA, “is making sure we can get extra gasoline that's produced in Oklahoma down to Texas to make up for the loss in refining capacity they have down there.”

Warmington says this tragedy is hitting close to home for them so they wanted to do everything they could to help but they first had to make sure the fuel meets Texas standards.

“It's not just as easy as making more gas,” Warmington said. “Gas is regionally-produced for certain standards by EPA. We had to work with the EPA on what the standards were in Houston, (to) make sure that the gasoline would be compliant and allowed. It's been a pretty significant effort.”

There are 12 different locations accepting donations today around the state.

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City
6100 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City 73118
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Halliburton, Midwest City
6917 S. Air Depot Blvd, Oklahoma City 73135
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Unit Corp., Tulsa
8200 S. Unit Drive, Tulsa, OK 74132
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SandRidge Energy, Alva
2300 E. Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

FourPoint Energy, Elk City
501 S. Eastern Ave, Elk City, OK 73644
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Newfield Exploration, Foster
164760 N. 3030 Road. Foster, OK 73434
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

LINN Energy, Kingfisher
10529 E. 790 Road, Kingfisher, OK 73750
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Phillips 66, Ponca City
1000 S. Pine St., Gate 4, Ponca City, OK 75601
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Devon Energy, Weatherford
4501 Technology Dr., Weatherford, OK 73096
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Marathon Oil, Watonga
3958 Hwy. 3, Watonga, OK 73772
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rockwater Energy, Woodward
4119 Oklahoma Ave. Woodward, OK 73801
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Newfield Exploration, McAlester 
5111 S Hwy 69, McAlester, OK
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.