Signal Hill Petroleum Wins National Corporate Social Responsibility Award

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SIGNAL HILL, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. (SHP), a leading producer of sustainable oil and gas based in Signal Hill, CA, has announced that it has won the national Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the 2013 West Coast Oil and Gas Awards held in Bakersfield, CA. The award recognizes outstanding ethical, environmental, and social benefit to all of society's stakeholders and the community.

"We are incredibly honored to receive this award and be recognized for our commitment to bridging the gaps between industry, academics and the community," said Craig Barto, President of Signal Hill Petroleum. "I am proud of our industry's commitment to strengthening our communities through local programs and initiatives. "

SHP was selected as the winner for their ongoing philanthropic efforts and community involvement, including the company's recent gift of $250,000 to California State University Long Beach (CSULB) for the development of the environmental geochemistry laboratory. The company is committed to community, and supporting organizations and events that resonate with the company and employees, these include the Long Beach Movies in the Park Program, in which SHP has donated over $125,000, the Long Beach Food For Kids Program, in which SHP has gifted $10,000, Signal Hill Movies in the Park, The Long Beach Public Library Foundation, the Women's Shelter of Long Beach, The Guidance Center of Long Beach, and the Signal Hill Police Department National Night Out program.

Debra Russell, Director of Community Relations at Signal Hill Petroleum said, "Partnering with local programs to promote education and unite our community has been an incredibly rewarding experience that we look forward to building upon."

The Oil and Gas Awards recognize and reward advancements made by the oil and gas industry in the areas of environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health and safety. Winners were announced at the inaugural 2013 West Coast Oil and Gas Gala Event at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center. The complete lists of finalists can be viewed at www.oilandgasawards.com. The judges, made up of a panel of 52 industry executives, reviewed more than 400 entries from 250 companies in 19 categories.

SHP is a privately owned California-based energy company based in Signal Hill, California. A local producer of over one million barrels of crude oil annually, SHP owns and operates the majority of wells in the Long Beach oilfield. Through its decades of operating experience, SHP has developed a unique expertise not only in urban oil and gas production operations, but also in urban drilling and urban seismic exploration.

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