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Chevron uses ingenuity to solve today’s complex energy challenges, inspire for tomorrow, and power progress in Central California. As part of our commitment, we operate in a sustainable manner that reduces our environmental footprint.

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advancing a lower-carbon future in central california

At Chevron, we believe the future of energy is lower carbon. We are working to advance the global net zero ambitions of the Paris agreement. We know breakthroughs will be needed to achieve these ambitious goals. That’s why we are investing, innovating and integrating new solutions, including here in Central California.

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renewable energy

We worked with SunPower to develop a 29-megawatt solar plant, which is now owned by Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, at the Lost Hills oil field in Kern County. Learn more about how this project is delivering low-carbon electricity.

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renewable fuels

Chevron is partnering with California Bioenergy and dairy farmers to capture methane to produce renewable natural gas (RNG). The first RNG was successfully achieved in 2020.

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electric vehicle charging

Chevron initiated relationships with Chargepoint and EVgo to pilot EV charging stations at select Chevron retail fuel locations across California, including a ChargePoint station here in Central California at the Coalinga Chevron station on W. Dorris Avenue.

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carbon capture

Chevron is preparing to pilot an innovative carbon capture technology developed by Svante Inc. at our Kern River Oilfield facility.

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Chevron is working with SunPower and Safari Energy to complete installation of solar carports at our Bakersfield offices.

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In Mendota, Chevron is collaborating with Schlumberger New Energy, Microsoft, and Clean Energy Systems (CES), to work toward developing a bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) project. The project is designed to utilize agricultural waste from California to produce renewable power using CES’s oxy-combustion technology, while capturing and permanently storing CO2 produced in the process in the geologic formation below the project site.

Published: July 2021