Community. Agriculture. Veterans & First Responders. Education.
The Well Said Coterra Blog was built to help us share stories about our people, communities, and operations. Continue reading to learn how we use our C.A.V.E. principles to guide efforts throughout the Marcellus, Permian, and Anadarko basins.
At Coterra Energy, we believe in the power of community, and keep it at the core of everything we do. Our vision of community encompasses not only our company culture but also the vibrant communities where we live and operate.
We’re committed to being a good neighbor by fostering prosperity and ensuring the well-being of those around us, all while safeguarding the environment we share. Together, we’re building a better future for everyone.
Our areas of operation are centered in three vital regions: the Marcellus Shale in Northeast Pennsylvania, the Permian Basin in Southwest Texas and Southeast New Mexico, and the Anadarko Basin. We take great pride in being an integral part of these communities to ensure our employees, their families, and their neighbors have a thriving place to call home.
Our company is deeply committed to supporting communities through various initiatives. We established the Endless Mountains Healthcare System (EMHS) to improve healthcare accessibility in Northeast Pennsylvania, raising $4.4 million for this state-of-the-art facility. Additionally, we pledged $1.5 million through 2026 to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank to combat hunger and partnered with organizations like Fill a Glass with Hope and Hunters Sharing the Harvest to provide fresh milk and protein.
We actively preserve and enrich cultural heritage by supporting organizations like the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas, the Historic Dennis Farm in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and The Gathering Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. By providing accessible healthcare, fighting hunger, and celebrating culture, we envision a future where our employees and their communities are stronger, healthier, and more culturally enriched for generations to come.
Agriculture is a critical component to a thriving community. Without it, communities wouldn’t have access to the fresh dairy, produce, protein, and other crops that keep people fed. For this reason, Coterra ensures we support our agriculture partners through initiatives like livestock auctions and agriculture events like Ag Days and the PA Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural event held in the United States.
We also recognize the importance of growing our future workforce to keep industries like agriculture and energy strong. By investing in the cultivation of local 4H students and their efforts, we believe a new generation of farmers and ranchers can rise up and lead our industries to new and innovative ways to enhance our communities.
Veterans & First Responders
Coterra is dedicated to supporting veterans, first responders, and their families in meaningful ways. Through monetary contributions, equipment donations, event sponsorships, education opportunities, and more, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of these heroes. We collaborate with organizations like Camp Freedom and Patriots Cove. Each provides healing experiences in nature and outdoor activities, such as the Fish for the Fallen Derby hosted by Patriot Cove.
Additionally, we take great pride in our ongoing support for local volunteer fire departments. This includes offering annual equipment grants and sponsoring community events to help these vital organizations continue their important work.
Coterra is committed to empowering these groups by providing accessible access to training programs. We see this demonstrated with the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center’s CDL program, where veterans can qualify for reduced tuition rates to further their skills and careers. We will continue keeping veterans, first responders, and their families engaged and well-supported, showing our appreciation for their service and sacrifices.
Coterra is dedicated to supporting education and workforce development initiatives in the communities we serve. One of our significant contributions is the Mobile Energy Learning Unit (MELU), which brings STEM education to students from Pre-K to 12th grade through interactive activities. Additionally, we donate to the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, sponsoring educational programs like Sonia Kovaleski Day and a math mentor program for elementary schools.
Through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program in Pennsylvania, Coterra provides funds for scholarships, dual enrollment, equipment, and tools to schools and career centers. We have invested over $3 million in education programs in Northeast Pennsylvania, including constructing the Lackawanna School of Petroleum & Natural Gas and the CDL Center at the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center.
Lastly, we participate in the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) to improve the quality of life for Permian families, investing in IDEA Public Schools to open new schools in Midland and Odessa. Building a strong workforce remains a key part of our community engagement efforts. Our dedication in this area gives us the opportunity to focus on accessible education that leads to family-sustaining careers in the energy industry.