This last year has been a year of immense change, but Chevron’s continued commitment to progressing our energy transition strategy and actions is one area that remains unchanged. At Chevron, we believe the future of energy is lower-carbon. To help with this energy transition, Chevron has launched an Energy Transition website which details our approach and provides resources on Chevron’s strategy for a lower carbon future.
To achieve our energy transition goals, our approach is centered on actions and investments in three core areas where we believe we can deliver measurable progress for today and the future by:
We firmly believe these actions will make the energy industry and global supply chains more sustainable, while helping other industries and customers use our resources to build a cleaner energy future.
We encourage you to visit our Energy Transition page where you will find the resources needed to strengthen your energy acumen including: Brochure: Our Role in Advancing a Lower-Carbon Future, Chevron’s Climate, Methane, and Innovation Policies, and the 2021 Climate Change Resilience Report.
Chevron employees can also visit the Energy Future Hub on our intranet for the latest information, resources and news related to Chevron’s sustainability tactics.
At the end of March, we celebrated the third biennial Texas Energy Day at the Capitol. In total, more than 1,000 attendees and 50 different companies and industry associations convened virtually to hear from state leaders and energy experts, and engage lawmakers to share stories about the importance of the oil and natural gas industry to their families, communities, and the state.
We’re pleased to announce that more than 300 Chevron employees registered for Texas Energy Day, which marks the most participation in Chevron’s history with the program, and nearly 25% of the total attendees this year. Chevron had more registrants than any other company or affiliation – thank you for your participation!
Many of the industry’s latest innovations were on display in this year’s Virtual Energy Avenue, which included exhibits featuring industrial scale carbon capture technologies, innovations in advanced refining, water reuse and recycling solutions, the role of drones in the oil field, and more. Chevron’s contributions to the Virtual Energy Avenue included a video highlighting our advancements in Permian Technology and was well received by the virtual audience.
Chevron employee and Texas Energy Day attendee Cade Hollier, Project Controls Scheduler, MCBU said that “Although it was disappointing to not be there in person, having the opportunity to hear the impacts that oil & gas are having on Texas is very important, especially as it relates to my children and the support our industry provides to their schools.”
In addressing the over one thousand attendees watching virtually, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, “The Texas economy has grown to become the 9th largest economy in the world and the oil and natural gas sector plays a tremendous role in that growth. I am honored to be part of the event to address the hard-working men and women of this industry, to let them know that their jobs make a difference, and their work makes our state and nation more secure than ever before.”
For the last several years, the Chevron Advocacy Network has provided in-person advocacy training to more than 300 employees across the country as a part of our CAN Champions program. The in-person training has provided education on timely issues relevant to the employee’s business unit, along with basic speech training and breakout sessions for attendees to practice their advocacy efforts. Participating in the training strengthens employees’ understanding of Chevron’s business, gains support for our industry, and ensures favorable votes on key industry issues.
This year, the Chevron Advocacy Network is excited to announce a digital revamp of the CAN Champions training program. The newly offered training will be a two-part training, consisting of two one-hour sessions. This will help improve efficiency, allow for more trainings with a larger audience, while maintaining public health and safety guidelines.
The advocacy training sessions are open to everyone – from previous attendees to new members of CAN. We encourage anyone interested to sign-up today so you may be notified about upcoming training dates.
In February we sent an email on the topic of the new Administration’s two executive actions regarding energy development on federal lands, Secretarial Order 3395 and Executive Order (Sec 208).
The initial Secretarial Order that imposed a ban on leasing expired in late March, at the end of the initial 60-day timeframe. While this is good news – and is reflective of the concerns registered across the country with the Order – there continues to be questions surrounding which routine matters will be managed at the Field Office level, and which types of decisions will require review in Washington, D.C. Chevron and the Chevron Advocacy Network continue to monitor the orders for potential grassroots advocacy engagement.
As always, thank you for your commitment to CAN and our industry.