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lower-carbon progress is in the pipeline

1 min read | july 21, 2022

Moving oil and gas by pipeline rather than trucks in Colorado is helping Chevron work toward meeting its carbon emissions targets while enhancing safety on local roadways.

going off road

Until recently, trucks were a common sight in our operations in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, a large geological formation in northeastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming. Trucks were used to carry away the oil, condensate and water we were producing.

In 2018, Noble Energy – a company acquired by Chevron in 2020 – implemented a comprehensive plan for new development spanning more than 100 square miles using pipeline infrastructure and reducing our reliance on trucks for takeaway.

why it all matters

“Our goal is to deliver lower carbon intensity products,” said facilities engineer manager Luke McCartney. “Chevron is different by design. We understand the importance of protecting the environment. We are responsibly producing the energy the world needs and it is our goal every single day.”

more on that

In addition to outgoing traffic, incoming truck traffic will soon be in our rearview mirror in the DJ Basin. While transports deliver diesel to power our drilling operations, we’re aiming to eliminate the need for those shipments by phasing out diesel and replacing it with electricity where possible.

the long view

By using pipelines instead of trucks to transport oil and natural gas from our Mustang development area, we will eliminate more than 152 million truck miles and associated emissions.