In 1972, thirty-three oil and service companies formed and funded Clean Gulf Associates (CGA) as a non-profit association dedicated to protect the Gulf of Mexico and its coastline from environmental damage.
CGA has purchased over $15M of oil spill response equipment and stockpiled it at strategic locations from Texas to Mississippi. The inventory includes immediate response boats, a skimming barge, self-contained skimming packages for use on vessels of opportunity, self propelled shallow water skimmers, containment booms, and a wildlife rehabilitation trailer for treating oiled birds. CGA also has a large stockpile of chemical dispersants which can be applied by aircraft to “break up” any oil spills.
CGA equipment is available to anyone needing it, and has been used on major clean up efforts, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew and the Mega Borg tanker fire off Galveston including spills that occasionally occur in transportation operations. Fortunately, strict safety procedures and technologically sophisticated equipment used in the offshore search for oil have resulted in very few spill incidents at the many drilling and production sites in the Gulf of Mexico.
Recognizing the pioneering efforts of the founding members of Clean Gulf Associates:
|Amerada Hess Corporation||Kerr-McGee Corp.|
|Amoco Production Co., Atlantic Richfield Co. (BP)||Ocean Drilling & Exploration Co. (Murphy Oil Corp.)|
|Belco Oil & Gas Corp.||Oil & Gas Futures Inc. of Texas|
|Burmah Oil Development Inc. (Phillips Petroleum Company)||Pennzoil Company (Devon Energy)|
|Chevron Oil Co. (Chevron)||Phillips Petroleum Company|
|Cities Service Oil Co. (Occidental Petroleum Co.)||Placid Oil Co. (Hunt Petroleum Corp.)|
|Consolidated Gas Supply Corporation (Dominion Exploration & Prod.)||Shell Oil Co.|
|Continental Oil Company/Conoco||Signal Oil & Gas Co. (Phillips Petroleum Company)|
|Dixilyn||Skelly Oil Co. (Chevron)|
|Exchange Oil & Gas Corp. (Williams Gas Pipeline Transco)||Southern Natural Gas Co., (Southern Natural Gas an El Paso Energy Company)|
|Forest Oil Corporation||Sun Oil Company (Kerr-McGee Corp.)|
|General American Oil Co. of Texas (Phillips Petroleum Company)||Tenneco (Chevron)|
|Gulf Oil Company (Chevron)||Texaco, Inc. (Chevron)|
|Humble Oil Co. Mobil Oil Corp., Superior Oil Co. Trans Ocean Oil Inc. (ExxonMobil)||Union Oil of California/UNOCAL|
|Hunt Oil Co.|
Also recognizing the Pioneering efforts of Halliburton for their role in assisting the CGA in successfully implementing the Clean Gulf Program.