media statement chevron announces $40 million western australian lower carbon investment
PERTH, Western Australia, 11 November 2021 – Chevron Australia, as operator of the Gorgon Project, today announced an AUD$40 million investment in Western Australian lower carbon projects.
The investment is part of an offsets package Chevron will implement to address a carbon dioxide injection shortfall at the Gorgon natural gas facility over the five-year period ending 17 July 2021.
The package will also see Chevron fulfil its regulatory obligations through the acquisition and surrender of 5.23 million greenhouse gas offsets.
Chevron Australia managing director Mark Hatfield said Chevron is proud of the significant emissions reductions being achieved by the Gorgon carbon capture and storage system, despite its early challenges.
“Since starting up in August 2019, the Gorgon carbon capture and storage system has safely injected approximately 5.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and is demonstrating the importance of CCS technology in advancing a lower carbon future.
“We take our regulatory obligations seriously. The package we have announced will see us make good on our commitment to offset the injection shortfall, and ensures we meet the expectations of the regulator, the community and those we place on ourselves as a leading energy producer in Australia,” Hatfield said.
“We look forward to further discussions with the Western Australian Government to develop lower carbon projects and unlock emissions reduction potential across the state.”
The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.333 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and JERA (0.417 percent).
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and through its Australian subsidiaries, has been present in Australia for more than 60 years. With the ingenuity and commitment of thousands of workers, Chevron Australia operates the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas facilities; manages its equal one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf Venture; operates Australia’s largest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island; is a significant investor in exploration; and via Puma Energy delivers quality fuel products and services across Australia, operating or supplying a network of more than 360 retail locations and an extensive 24-hour hour diesel stop network, as well as 14 depots and three seaboard terminals.
Cam Van Ast
Phone: +61 (8) 9216 4462 (Perth)
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