press release

Unocal to donate $444,800 to Acadiana area

Lafayette, La., Sept. 20, 2001 -- Unocal Corporation today announced a comprehensive package of financial support totaling $444,800 to eleven area non-profit organizations. Company representatives will formally announce the donations at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom of the United Way of Acadiana office. Representatives of Unocal and area charities will be present.

"Unocal values its longstanding ties in Lafayette and intends to remain a part of the community," said Ken Butler, vice president for Unocal's Gulf Region USA business unit. "We are pleased to continue participating in the delivery of quality community services in Acadiana through these contributions."

The donations include the following:

  • $144,000 to the United Way of Acadiana operating fund to support the organization's ongoing work which is typically funded through annual campaigns.
  • $240,000 to the United Way of Acadiana Venture Grant Endowment Fund to support community programs and social services that address emerging needs.
  • $25,000 to the Petroleum Engineering Department at University of Louisiana at Lafayette to support the education of future oil and gas industry professionals.
  • $10,000 to the Louisiana Oil Centennial Commission to commemorate the oil and gas industry's100 years in the state.
  • $25,800 to support the ongoing work of seven nonprofit organizations that the company has supported in the past. These include:
  • $5,000 to Christmas in April
  • $5,000 to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Acadiana
  • $5,000 to Children's Advocacy Center
  • $5,000 to Grief Center of Southwest Louisiana
  • $2,500 to Acadiana Youth Shelter for Girls
  • $2,000 to Boy Scouts of America - Evangeline Area Council
  • $1,300 to Junior Achievement of Acadiana

"Unocal and its employees are active participants in a variety of Acadiana organizations and value the role we play as corporate citizens," said Butler. "The contributions reflect Unocal's commitment to improving lives in the communities where our employees live and work."

About Unocal Corporation

Unocal is one of the world's leading independent natural gas and crude oil exploration and production companies. The company's principal operations are located in North America (Gulf of Mexico region, Alaska and Canada) and in Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Azerbaijan). The company is also pursuing deepwater exploration programs in West Africa and Brazil.

Updated: September 2001