Fire departments and emergency management operations in three Oklahoma counties recently received $25,500 in donations from Midship Pipeline, the natural gas operation that extends from near Kingfisher south to near Durant.
The company, owned in part by Cheniere Energy, gave contributions of $8,500 each to fire departments in Calumet and El Reno and another $8,500 donation to the Canadian County Emergency Management.
Midship has made similar contributions to first responders in the counties it serves in the state. In October, the company gave $10,000 to help plant trees in a new Chickasha City park.
“This donation not only benefits our emergency management team but the community at large because a strong network of first responders means a safer community,” said State Rep. Dick Lowe of Amber. He called it another example of the company’s commitment to Canadian County.
“Midship is honored to make these donations to benefit first responders across three counties where we have our compressor stations,” said Matt Barr, vice president of state and local government and community affairs, Cheniere Energy.
He said emergency mangement personnel are the backbone of a safe community and the recipients of the donations “are more than deserving of this gift because of the work they do every day to protect and serve local residents.”
Midship has compressor stations in Canadian County. The company said the selections were based on approximity to Midship’s compressor station in Bryan County. The stations are located strategically in the 200-mile line that carries natural gas from the STACK and SCOOP plays in the state’s Anadarko Basin. The line terminates near Bennington, Oklahoma. The gas is eventually transported to Gulf Coast and Southeast markets. The line was made operational in 2020.
Midship has made donations of more than $800,000 to community organizations and programs across the eight counties where the line is located in the state. Other contributions were made to STEM initiatives, rural hospitals, agriculture education and beautification initiatives.