US Oil and Gas Producers Explain How ESG is Driving the Energy Business Forward

Oil and gas operators across the country discuss effective ESG strategies.

Civitas Resources is working on electrifying its operations, moving them from Scope 1 to Scope 2, which offers numerous benefits for both the environmental and social aspects of the business. (Source: Civitas Resources)

When it comes to climate action, the oil and gas industry is often blamed for not telling its side of the story and finds itself battling varying public opinions.

Over the past few years, however, the growing popularity of ESG has prompted U.S. oil and gas producers to talk publicly not just about their environmental stewardship, but also societal and governance progress.

“ESG starts with an E, but definitely shouldn’t end there,” said Brian Cain, chief sustainability officer with Civitas Resources, adding that the oil and gas companies have a “rich history” of heavily investing in supporting its communities.

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Faiza Rizvi

Faiza Rizvi is a senior editor of ESG for Hart Energy's editorial department, with a strong focus on E&P Plus and She has been covering all facets of the U.S. and international energy industry for over 5 years.