Donations from oil and gas companies

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Dear University of Strathclyde,

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

FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde



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FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

Dear Jenna Corderoy, 

 

FOI Request Reference – 2021/187

 

Thank you for your email below requesting information under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 

  

 

The University acknowledges receipt of this request and will respond as
soon as possible and within 20 working days of the day your request was
received. You will hear back from us by 26 July 2021 at the latest. The
Information Governance Unit will contact you if we require any further
information. 

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit
University of Strathclyde

 

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, number SC015263

 

 

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From: Jenna Corderoy <[FOI #769227 email]>
Sent: 28 June 2021 14:55
To: FOI Strathclyde <[University of Strathclyde request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Donations from oil and gas
companies
 
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Dear University of Strathclyde,

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

 

FOI Request Reference – 2021/187

 

Thank you for your email of 28 June 2021 requesting information under
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. However, the University
requires some additional information from you in order to process your
request. Please find a letter of clarification attached.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

University of Strathclyde

 

 

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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 Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

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Fair. We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible on our return on
Tuesday 20th.

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Regards

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FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

 

Dear Jenna Corderoy, 

 

FOI Request Reference – 2021/187

 

Thank you for your email below providing clarification of information
requested under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 

  

 

The University acknowledges receipt of this request and will respond as
soon as possible and within 20 working days of the day your request was
received. You will hear back from us by 16 August 2021 at the latest. The
Information Governance Unit will contact you if we require any further
information. 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit
University of Strathclyde

 

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, number SC015263

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

From: Jenna Corderoy <[1][FOI #769227 email]>
Sent: 28 June 2021 14:55
To: FOI Strathclyde <[2][University of Strathclyde request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Donations from oil and gas
companies

 

CAUTION: This email originated outside the University. Check before
clicking links or attachments.

Dear University of Strathclyde,

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, 

  

FOI Request Reference – 2021/187

  

Thank you for your email of 28 June 2021 requesting information under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 

  

Please find the University’s response attached. 

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit
University of Strathclyde

 

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, number SC015263

 

 

Many thanks for your response. It is much appreciated. I would like to make the same request, but for the companies Total, Equinor and Eni. Please confirm receipt.

Yours sincerely,

Jenna Corderoy

FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

Please note University staff are now working remotely. We will continue to
do our best to respond to statutory timescales for FOI and Subject Access
Requests. Please note it may take us longer than usual to respond to your
enquiry. 

 

Regards

Information Governance Unit (IGU)

 

FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

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Dear Ms Corderoy,

 

FOI Request Reference – 2021/272

 

Thank you for your email below requesting information under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

The University acknowledges receipt of this request and will respond as
soon as possible and within 20 working days of the day your request was
received. You will hear back from us by 25 October 2021 at the latest. The
Information Governance Unit will contact you if we require any further
information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

University of Strathclyde

 

 

[1]email_footer_dec2019

 

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, number SC015263

 

Many thanks for your response. It is much appreciated. I would like to
make the same request, but for the companies Total, Equinor and Eni.
Please confirm receipt.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jenna Corderoy

 

 

The University has interpreted this to be –

 

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

 

 

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Dear Jenna Corderoy, 

  

FOI Request Reference – 2021/272

  

Thank you for your email of 27 September 2021 requesting information under
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 

  

Please find the University’s response attached. 

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit
University of Strathclyde

 

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, number SC015263