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Air Quality Improvement and Climate Change Partnerships

The oil and natural gas industry continues to make progress toward improving air quality and limiting greenhouse gases by reducing these emissions from their own operations and by enabling energy consumers to use hydrocarbon fuels more efficiently. Partnerships within the industry – and with other industries, government agencies and academic institutions – are essential to future progress. ExxonMobil recently announced an investment of $100 million in Stanford University's groundbreaking Global Climate and Energy Project (C-CEP) that unites researchers with private industry to find new commercially viable technologies that can substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This 10-year project, with total anticipated investments of $225 million, is cosponsored by a prominent group of global companies including GE, Toyota, and Schlumberger. Several global energy companies, including ChevronTexaco, BP, Shell, Statoil, and Suncor Energy recently joined forces in a CO2 Capture Project (CCP) to capture carbon dioxide from combustion sources and to develop technology that safely sequesters it in geologic formations. Petro-Canada is a founding sponsor of a new Internet project with the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development that provides quality, one-stop shopping website for practical steps that Canadians in all sectors can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As part of these activities to limit GHG emissions, the API recently published the new Compendium of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimation Methodologies for the Oil and Gas Industry that provides calculation procedures for estimating GHG emissions that cover the full range of oil and gas industry operations.

  • Sequestering Carbon Dioxide

    Anadarko's enhanced oil recovery efforts in Wyoming are breathing new life into aging oil fields by injecting into the reservoir CO2 that otherwise would have been vented into the atmosphere. ENV-AN-4
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  • Responding to Global Climate Change

    Anadarko is a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Natural Gas STAR Program and a member of API's Climate Challenge Program and Canada's Climate Change Voluntary Challenge and Registry, Inc. As such, the company supports ongoing scientific research on this debate while implementing measures to reduce atmospheric carbon emissions and integrating air quality safeguards into its business practices around the world. ENV-AN-5
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  • Solar Village

    BP Solar has been working with the Peabody Trust, a charity that provides social housing for those on low incomes, to transform a brown field site – the location of a former sewage works in London – into a housing development with a difference, BedZED. ENV-BP-9
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  • Supporting Climate Action Project in Bolivia

    With the rainforests of South America under ever-increasing threat from unsustainable logging and land conversion practices, BP has joined forces with other companies, a local co-coordinating agency, and the Bolivian government to administer the Noel Kempff Mercado Climate Action Project in Bolivia. With the aim of contributing to mitigation of global climate change, the Climate Action Project (CAP) is the largest forest-based carbon project in the world. ENV-BP-10
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  • Responding to Concerns About Climate Change

    ChevronTexaco works proactively with governments and others to create environmentally, technically and economically sound solutions for responsible growth. ENV-CT-6
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  • Reducing Emissions Worldwide

    Chevron Texaco is leading several billion-dollar efforts to reduce gas flaring from our operations in Africa. ENV-CT-7
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  • Environmentally Friendly Partnerships in Indonesia

    Through joint ventures Caltex Pacific Indonesia (CPI) and Amoseas Indonesia, ChevronTexaco is a partner in several environmentally friendly projects in Indonesia. ENV-CT-8
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  • Carbon Capture Projects

    Chevron and Texaco were both founding members of a project to capture carbon dioxide from combustion sources and to develop technology that safely sequesters it in geologic formations. ENV-CT-9
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  • Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in Trees

    In Louisiana's Tensas National Wildlife Refuge, ChevronTexaco planted 450,000 trees on fallow farmlands. ENV-CT-10
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  • Climate Research with Stanford University

    In 2002 ExxonMobil announced an investment of $100 million in Stanford University's groundbreaking Global Climate and Energy Project (C-CEP). This 10-year project, with total anticipated investments of $225 million, is cosponsored by a prominent group of global companies in addition to ExxonMobil, including GE, Toyota, and Schlumberger. ENV-EM-6
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