Occidental participated in American Corporate Partner's "Give Them 20" challenge, which asked participants to salute U.S. troops by completing 20 push-ups or other activity, and challenging family, friends and colleagues to do the same. Occidental's event took place at Minute Maid Park on Friday, June 19, 2015.
Approximately 80 cyclists sponsored by Occidental Petroleum have raised more than $159,000 this year to fight multiple sclerosis, thanks to the generosity of employees and other supporters.
The fundraising is part of the BP MS 150, an annual 150-mile bike ride from Houston to Austin to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Since 2002, TeamOxy has raised more than $1 million, and this year's record fundraising helped qualify for the National MS Society Circle of Distinction/Hall of Champions. Team Oxy is also currently in the top 20 fundraising teams for the 2017 ride.
The 2017 TeamOxy included 77 active riders from Oil & Gas, Corporate, OxyChem, Centurion, OEMI and their family and friends. The team also had three virtual riders from our Colombia, Abu Dhabi and Oman offices.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East region and Latin America. Headquartered in Houston, Occidental is one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization. Occidental's midstream and marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases and markets hydrocarbons and other commodities in support of Occidental's businesses.
Occidental's wholly owned subsidiary, OxyChem, is a major North American chemical manufacturer. They are the leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. OxyChem’s market position is first or second in the United States for the principal products it manufactures and markets. OxyChem is the largest U.S. merchant marketer of caustic soda and the world's largest producer of caustic potash and calcium chloride.
Occidental's midstream and marketing segment gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases and markets hydrocarbons and other commodities in support of Occidental's businesses. It also trades around its assets, including transportation and storage capacity, and trades oil, NGLs, gas and other commodities. Additionally, the midstream and marketing segment invests in entities that conduct similar activities. – less