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Chevron Press Release - Chevron Introduces New System To Manage Energy Use

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2001 -- Chevron Corp. today announced it is using a new system to manage its energy usage more effectively and monitor greenhouse gas emissions from all of its worldwide operations.

Chevron Energy and Greenhouse Gas Inventory System (CEGIS) is an automated, electronic data management information system that is designed to gather monthly energy and greenhouse gas emissions data from Chevron's worldwide exploration and production, refining and marketing, petrochemicals, transportation and coal activities.

In addition, the system will assist the company in setting goals for energy and emissions reduction, identifying potential improvement areas, evaluating capital projects and generating corporate energy and environmental reports.

"Managing our greenhouse gas emissions in a verifiable and proactive manner further demonstrates our commitment to take practical actions on the important issue of global climate change," said Don Paul, Chevron's vice president of technology and environmental affairs. "Having the ability to calculate and measure our data consistently, on a global basis, will improve the ability of our operating units to improve efficiency and business performance."

The new system was developed with the consulting firm of Arthur D. Little Inc. and is an extension of the Chevron energy management system in which Arthur D. Little also participated in the conceptual design. The data used to estimate energy utilization are also used to estimate greenhouse gas emissions. Combining the greenhouse gas management system with the energy management system is more efficient for the user and ensures consistent energy utilization and greenhouse gas emission data for a facility.

"We are proud to have been part of the team working with Chevron to develop CEGIS," said Bernhard Metzger, Arthur D. Little vice president. "We believe we have designed a system that meets all of Chevron's requirements to help them effectively manage their energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

The detailed CEGIS architecture was designed and developed by Arthur D. Little, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Energetics of Australia.

Updated: September 2001