protecting the environment

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 our fields responsibly and strive to minimize environmental impacts.

operations and environment


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.

renewable energy

We worked with SunPower to develop a 29-megawatt solar plant to power our operations, 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 lower-carbon electricity.

renewable fuels

Chevron is partnering with California Bioenergy LLC and dairy farmers to capture methane to produce renewable natural gas (RNG), which we have been doing since 2020.

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.

carbon capture

Chevron was awarded a project from the U.S. Department of Energy (project #DE-FE0031944) to pilot technology that captures CO2 from post-combustion gas. In collaboration with Svante, Inc. and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, we are planning to test the technology at our Kern River facility in San Joaquin Valley, California.

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Chevron worked with SunPower and Safari Energy to install solar carports capable of generating 2 megawatts of electricity to power our Bakersfield Energy Center offices.