Donations from oil and gas companies

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Dear University of Glasgow,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like to be provided with the following information:

(1) For the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on accepted donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from oil and gas companies. For each, I would like the following information:

- The name of the oil/gas company that gave the donation
- The date the university accepted such donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The sum and description of the accepted donation, gift, grant and research funding
- A description of what the donation, gift, grant and research funding was used for

(2) Also, for the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from oil and gas companies which have been rejected by the university.

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the following information:

- The name of the oil/gas company that tried to give the donation
- The date the university rejected such donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The sum and description of the rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The reasons why the donation, gift, grant and research funding was rejected

I would like to receive the information electronically - preferably in an Excel format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

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Dear Jenna Corderoy,

Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 28 June
2021 timed 14:56 hours.

As the University of Glasgow is a Scottish Public Authority, your request
is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(“FOISA”).  The University acknowledges receipt of your request and
confirms a response will be sent to you promptly; and in any event not
later than 26 July 2021.  The Freedom of Information Office will contact
you if we require any further information.
 
Yours sincerely

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Email: [1][University of Glasgow request email]

University of Glasgow (Tay House)
Glasgow G12 8QQ

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Dear Jenna Corderoy,

 

Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 29 June
2021 timed 09:29 hours. The University has reviewed your request; however,
we require further details to identify and locate the requested
information.

 

Your request:

 

(1) For the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any
available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on
accepted donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from
oil and gas companies. For each, I would like the following information:

 

- The name of the oil/gas company that gave the donation

- The date the university accepted such donation, gift, grant and research
funding

- The sum and description of the accepted donation, gift, grant and
research funding

- A description of what the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
used for

 

(2) Also, for the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and
any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details
on donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from oil
and gas companies which have been rejected by the university.

 

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please
provide the following information:

 

- The name of the oil/gas company that tried to give the donation

- The date the university rejected such donation, gift, grant and research
funding

- The sum and description of the rejected donation, gift, grant and
research funding

- The reasons why the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
rejected

 

Clarification requested:

 

Can you please clarify the specific Oil/Gas companies that you are
interested in receiving the information for?

 

Until we receive clarification, the University will consider this
information request to be suspended. The 20 working days to respond will
begin when we receive your clarification.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

University of Glasgow

Tay House

Glasgow G12 8QQ

 

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

 

 

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Thank-you for your response. I'm happy to provide a list of companies:

- BP
- Shell
- Chevron
- TechnipFMC
- ConocoPhillips
- Schlumberger
- SSE
- Scottish Power
- Halliburton
- ExxonMobile
- Ineos
- Mercuria
- Siccar Point
- Blackstone
- Blue Water

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

FOI Office,

Thank you for your email. The staff of the University of Glasgow,
including the Data Protection & Freedom of Information Office, are working
off-campus as a result of COVID-19.  

  

Due to the current lockdown and resultant caring responsibilities, the
working patterns of many members of University staff may be different, and
it may take longer to respond to your request. 

  

Please be assured that we will endeavour, where possible, to respond to
you as soon as we can.  

FOI Office,

 

Dear Jenna Corderoy,

Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 28 June
2021 timed 14:56 hours and your subsequent clarification received on 19
July 2021 timed 14:24 hours.

As the University of Glasgow is a Scottish Public Authority, your request
is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(“FOISA”).  The University acknowledges receipt of your request and
confirms a response will be sent to you promptly; and in any event not
later than 16 August 2021.  The Freedom of Information Office will contact
you if we require any further information.
 
Yours sincerely

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Email: [1][University of Glasgow request email]

University of Glasgow (Tay House)
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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Dear Jenna Corderoy,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 16 August 2021.

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523

University of Glasgow
Tay House
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Many thanks for your response. It is much appreciated.

I would like to make the same request, but for the companies: Total, Equinor, Eni, BP, Shell, Chevron, Exxon/ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips.

Please confirm receipt.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

Thank you for your email. The staff of the University of Glasgow,
including the Data Protection & Freedom of Information Office, are working
off-campus as a result of COVID-19.  

  

Due to the current lockdown and resultant caring responsibilities, the
working patterns of many members of University staff may be different, and
it may take longer to respond to your request. 

  

Please be assured that we will endeavour, where possible, to respond to
you as soon as we can.  

Dear Jenna Corderoy,

Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 27
September 2021 timed 16:28 hours

As the University of Glasgow is a Scottish Public Authority, your request
is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(“FOISA”).  The University acknowledges receipt of your request and
confirms a response will be sent to you promptly; and in any event not
later than 25 October 2021.  The Freedom of Information Office will
contact you if we require any further information.

Request reads:

(1) For the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and any
available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details on
accepted donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from
the following oil and gas companies:

Total, Equinor, Eni, BP, Shell, Chevron, Exxon/ExxonMobil,
ConocoPhillips. 

For each, I would like the following information:  

 

- The name of the oil/gas company that gave the donation 

- The date the university accepted such donation, gift, grant and research
funding  

- The sum and description of the accepted donation, gift, grant and
research funding  

- A description of what the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
used for 

 

(2) Also, for the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and
any available data for 2021/2022, I would like to be provided with details
on donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have come from the
following oil and gas companies which have been rejected by the
university:

 Total, Equinor, Eni, BP, Shell, Chevron, Exxon/ExxonMobil,
ConocoPhillips.  

 

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please
provide the following information: 

 

- The name of the oil/gas company that tried to give the donation 

- The date the university rejected such donation, gift, grant and research
funding  

- The sum and description of the rejected donation, gift, grant and
research funding  

- The reasons why the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
rejected 

Request end.

Yours sincerely

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Email: [1][University of Glasgow request email]

University of Glasgow (Tay House)
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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And many apologies. I should have said calendar years and not financial years.

Hence the request should have said: (1) For the calendar years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and any available data for 2021, I would like to be provided..."

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

FOI Office,

Thank you for your email. The staff of the University of Glasgow,
including the Data Protection & Freedom of Information Office, are working
off-campus as a result of COVID-19.  

  

Due to the current lockdown and resultant caring responsibilities, the
working patterns of many members of University staff may be different, and
it may take longer to respond to your request. 

  

Please be assured that we will endeavour, where possible, to respond to
you as soon as we can.  

FOI Office,

Dear Jenna Corderoy,

Thank you for your revised request which was received by the University on
01 October 2021 timed 09:35 hours. 

As the University of Glasgow is a Scottish Public Authority, your request
is subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(“FOISA”).  The University acknowledges receipt of your request and
confirms a response will be sent to you promptly; and in any event not
later than 29  October 2021.  The Freedom of Information Office will
contact you if we require any further information. 

Yours sincerely,
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office
University of Glasgow (Tay House)
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Email: [email address]
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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From: Jenna Corderoy <[FOI #769224 email]>
Sent: Friday, October 1, 2021 09:35
To: FOI Office <[email address]>
Subject: Re: REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 REQUEST - (FOI Reference 2021/420 - F1210024)
 
And many apologies. I should have said calendar years and not financial
years.

Hence the request should have said: (1) For the calendar years 2017, 2018,
2019, 2020 and any available data for 2021, I would like to be
provided..."

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

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Dear Jenna Corderoy,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 27 September 2021 timed
16:28 hours.

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Email: [email address]

University of Glasgow
Tay House
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401