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COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT IN THE EAGLE FORD SHALE

The oil and gas industry’s commitment to the communities in which we operate is steadfast and strong. In South Texas, we believe it’s important for everyone to give back to the communities in which we live and work. Being a good corporate citizen is essential to the success of the industry and the success of the communities in South Texas.

Each year, to show our commitment to the communities of South Texas, STEER holds the Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. The awards are focused on honoring members of the oil and gas community for diligent efforts to preserve the environment, ensure safety in and around the Eagle Ford Shale region and give back to the community in which they live in and serve.

STEER and its members value organizations that focus on building partnerships to leverage the economic benefits of the oil and gas industry throughout the region. As part of the Eagle Ford Excellence Awards, STEER gives an award for Community and Social Investment. This particular award recognizes leading companies and contractors in the Eagle Ford area that are working with communities to make a positive impact.

Companies and contractors working in or with the oil and gas industry in the Eagle Ford Shale region that demonstrate active programs for community and social investment are eligible to enter this category.

Successful entries will demonstrate elements of, but are not limited to, the following:

• Corporate community engagement showing benefit to the social fabric of the local area

• Providing a benefit to deserving individuals or groups

• Positive impact on the company’s reputation in the communities in which it works

• A measurable and positive impact on the community

• Number of company volunteers and/or volunteer hours dedicated to the community

To be considered for the Community and Social Investment award, companies are asked to provide a detailed description, not to exceed 500 words, of your company’s activities and performance in any or all of the following areas: direct community engagement showing real benefit to the community; providing benefit to deserving individuals or groups; benefit to the company’s reputation in the communities in which it works; measurable impacts and number of company volunteers and/or volunteer hours dedicated to communities where your company operates.

Third-party judges will examine the project description and evidence relative to the above criteria. Entries for the Eagle Ford Excellence Award for Community and Social Investment should be accompanied by supporting documentation such as testimonials, project descriptions, case studies, photographs and published articles. Supporting materials should be collated, attached and submitted along with the entry form.

STEER will accept both applications and third-party nominations for the Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. To apply for an award or submit a nomination for other companies, contractors or organizations working in the Eagle Ford Shale visit steer.com and complete the necessary forms.

I encourage all those working to give back to the communities of the Eagle Ford Shale region to submit an entry into STEER’s Eagle Ford Excellence awards by clicking here. Good luck!

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