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In 2021, we provided millions of dollars to assist local organizations in Monterey County.

Chevron has been part of Monterey County for more than 70 years, operating in the San Ardo Oil Field since 1947. The field is located in rural South Monterey County, five miles outside the town of San Ardo. In 2021, Chevron produced approximately 7,000 barrels of oil per day from the San Ardo Field, providing energy to serve residents, businesses and industries, including agriculture. Local oil production helps to promote energy independence for the region and the state while providing economic benefits for the community.

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property taxpayer in Monterey County in 2021


acre-feet of treated water from San Ardo field returned for groundwater aquifer recharge in 2020*

* We operate a reverse osmosis plant that treats a portion of the produced water generated during production, after it is separated from oil. After treatment by the reverse osmosis plant and constructed wetlands, this water is discharged to a groundwater recharge basin in compliance with a permit issued by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.

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Hartnell College’s new planetarium

Hartnell College’s planetarium, supported by Chevron, aims to continue its 50 year tradition of outreach and public education to the Salinas Valley community.

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Chevron first endowed a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholarship with Hartnell College in 2006. Today, Chevron helps fund the college's STEM undergraduate research internship program. This program provides more than 120 students with eight-week, full-time paid internships so they can get real-world career experience. Chevron also helps fund a STEM workshop for 500 K-12 students held at the annual Air Show in Salinas. “The Air Show attracts kids from the most remote areas of our county, like San Ardo and San Lucas,” said Jacqueline (Jackie) Cruz, VP of advancement and development for the Hartnell College Foundation. “They otherwise wouldn’t have access to that kind of programming or direct access to professionals in the field.”

monterey county community partners

  • Arts Council for Monterey County
  • Central Coast Hospice Foundation Dba Hospice Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • Food Bank for Monterey County
  • Monterey County Sheriffs Advisory Council
  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation
  • Natividad Medical Foundation
  • Pebble Beach Company Foundation Pebble Beach Foundation
  • Salinas Area Chamber Of Commerce Foundation
  • Salinas City Center Improvement Association
  • Seneca Family of Agencies
  • Sol Treasures Inc
  • The Village Project Inc
  • Center for Employment Training
  • Monterey Bay Economic Partnership
  • Monterey County Business Council
  • Monterey County Farm Bureau Farm Bureau Monterey & Central
  • Monterey Peninsula Chamber Of Commerce
  • Salinas Valley Chamber Of Commerce Inc
  • Veterans Transition Center of Monterey County
  • City of Greenfield Recreation & Parks
  • DonorsChoose
  • Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries
  • Foundation of California State University Monterey Bay
  • Girls Inc. of the Central Coast
  • Hartnell College Foundation
  • Monterey County Airshow Association Inc.
  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • Monterey Peninsula College Foundation
  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation
  • Rancho Cielo Inc
  • The Manufacturing Institute
  • The Village Project Inc
  • United Way of Monterey County
  • Center for Community Advocacy
  • City Of King
  • For Soccer Ventures LLC
  • Future Citizens Foundation
  • LAFC Sports Foundation
  • Salinas Regional Sports Authority