Bakersfield, Calif.-based oil and gas producer, E&B Natural Resources was awarded Environmental Initiative of the Year at the 2013 West Coast Oil & Gas awards ceremony. The award recognizes technological developments or projects that aid in the alleviation of environmental impact from the oil and gas industry.
E&B Natural Resources was recognized for launching a new company, E&B Green Solutions, to market and distribute environmentally safe and effective cleaning solutions, called G-Clean, to the oil and gas industry. According to the panel of judges, the G-Clean line has proven to be a game changer for environmentally conscious oil and gas operators and oilfield services firms, helping to improve efficiencies, worker safety, decrease cleaning and maintenance costs and reduce companies’ overall carbon foot print.
The 2013 West Coast Oil & Gas Awards judging panel, made up of 52 leading industry executives, reviewed more than 400 entries from approximately 250 companies to get to the shortlist of finalists who were all recognized on the night, before the winners were announced. E&B Natural Resources was a finalist for E&P Company of the Year, and E&B Green Solutions was a finalist for Industry Supplier of the Year.
“The awards are an important means of raising public awareness about what the oil and gas industry is doing to produce energy in a sustainable and socially responsible manner,” said Michael Finch, E&B Natural Resources vice president of health, safety, environment and government affairs. “From our management team to infield team, we are consistently looking for ways to keep our operations cleaner, safer and preserve our surroundings. This award symbolizes the company wide value of health, safety and commitment to environmentally sound policies.”