The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Supporting the Greater Good in Our Communities

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted October 5, 2017

Our industry recognizes that being part of a community means working with neighbors to support the greater good, whether that is helping after a disaster, improving access to health, education and social activities or investments in other initiatives that strengthen the fabric of community life.

Oil and natural gas companies are committed to the communities where they operate – where our employees work, live, play and raise their families. Our workers and their families care greatly about the places they call home. This is why safety, protecting the environment and public health, and giving back to our communities are some of the industry’s top priorities.

Here’s a look at some examples from social media of this commitment in action, activities that are  helping create thriving, successful communities

Rebuilding community spirit – Fort McMurray’s new mini libraries are sure to brighten the community which continues to...

Posted by TransCanada on Friday, September 29, 2017

At BP, we invest in more than just energy. We invest in initiatives that strengthen the communities where our employees live and work. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor the Chicago Architecture Biennial. #ChicagoBiennial

Posted by BP America on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thrilled to have these wonderful @conocophillips #volunteers in the kitchen this morning! They're preparing lunches for 939 #YYC kids!

— BB4CK-Brown Bagging (@BrownBaggingIt) September 26, 2017


Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.