HOUSTON & DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announced today a pilot project with Project Canary to independently certify operational and environmental performance in the company’s North American upstream region.
“Chevron is focused on delivering reliable, lower carbon energy to a growing world. We aim to achieve this through innovation, both in our application of technology, and in our approach to how we design and run our operations,” said Steve Green, president, Chevron North America Exploration and Production. “We’re pleased to work with Project Canary to pilot an independent well-by-well certification at five sites, enhancing our ability to demonstrate transparency in how we are lowering methane emissions in our operations.”
Project Canary, a mission-driven B-Corp, will use its comprehensive TrustWell™ Certification program to review and analyze aspects of the environmental and social performance of individual wells and facilities in the Permian Basin of Texas and the DJ Basin of Colorado. Chevron will also deploy Canary X continuous, pad-level methane emissions monitoring units at select locations.
More than 600 data points within 24 operational categories are included in a Project Canary TrustWell™ analysis. Operators who earn top rankings are determined by Project Canary to utilize the highest standards and practices across their operations.
The companies expect the TrustWell™ certification process to begin in the first half of 2022 and, based on ratings earned during the review process, anticipate being ready to deliver certified Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG) to market by mid-2022.
“Chevron is a leader in advancing solutions that deliver reliable energy and address U.S. methane emissions. We’re grateful for the opportunity to leverage our ESG technologies to help further advance their business priorities,” Chris Romer, co-founder and CEO of Project Canary, said. “With our rigorous third-party review, measured performance and continuous action, buyers can have confidence that Chevron is delivering responsible lower carbon energy.”
In 2020, Chevron’s U.S. onshore production methane intensity was 85% lower than the U.S. industry average. The company continues to design, construct, and operate facilities with an eye toward limiting fugitive emissions. For example, it has reduced fugitive methane and volatile organic compound emissions in U.S. onshore operations through leak detection and repair, low-/no-emissions pneumatic devices, and centralized production facilities. The company is also expanding its methane detection capabilities to identify the best opportunities to further lower emissions.
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We are focused on lowering the carbon intensity in our operations and seeking to grow lower carbon businesses along with our traditional business lines. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
About Project Canary
Project Canary delivers trusted and reliable, independent Energy ESG data. They are the leaders in the certification of responsible operations throughout the energy value chain and provide measurement-based emission profiles via continuous monitoring technology. Their work helps identify the most responsible energy supply chain operators. Analyzing more than 600 operational data points, TrustWell by Project Canary is the most comprehensive well-pad and mid-stream certification program available. Project Canary is the recognized badge of high standards. Formed as a Public Benefit Corporation, Project Canary’s team of scientists, engineers, and seasoned industry operators have earned recognition for their uncompromising standards, including being named “Best for the World 2021" B Corp. Visit www.projectcanary.com to learn more.
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