Chevron, through its subsidiary Chevron Mining Inc., owns and operates a molybdenum mine in Questa, New Mexico. Molybdenum is primarily used to strengthen steel. In 2013, development and production at the mine continued at reduced levels in response to weak prices for molybdenum.
On the tailing site of the Questa mine, Chevron Mining and Chevron Technology Ventures began operating a 1-megawatt concentrating solar photovoltaic facility in 2011. The demonstration project generates enough electricity to power 300 homes.
Protecting people and the environment is one of Chevron’s core values. Chevron Mining joins other major mining companies and the National Mining Association in sharing safety processes and procedures. The initiative seeks to create a systematic, industrywide approach to health and safety management across the mining industry.
Updated: May 2014