Response to Fake Advertising Press Release and Website

October 18, 2010

Chevron’s new advertising campaign is meant to identify and highlight common ground on key energy issues so we can move forward safely, intelligently and collaboratively.  Unfortunately, there are some who are not interested in engaging in a constructive dialogue, and instead have resorted to rhetoric and stunts.  Today, activist groups have attempted to interrupt the conversation by issuing a fake press release and establishing a counterfeit website, which are not affiliated with Chevron.  The media should contact Chevron’s media line (925) 842-0050 or email to ensure the accuracy of the information they have received.  Chevron’s press release announcing the launch of the “We Agree” campaign and the ads can be found at

Statement on the Lifting of the Deepwater Drilling Moratorium

October 12, 2010

The energy industry and the government have a shared objective to get back to work safely producing the energy America needs, and lifting the deepwater drilling moratorium is a significant step toward this goal. Chevron appreciates that Secretary Salazar and Director Bromwich have recognized the work that the industry has undertaken to restore public confidence in the safety of our deepwater drilling operations and have lifted the moratorium early. Chevron is committed to make sure an event like this never happens again, and we are working diligently with the industry to ensure that best safe-drilling practices are used by all. Lifting the moratorium is the first of two steps needed to return thousands of people to work in the Gulf of Mexico. The second step is for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) to issue deepwater and shelf drilling permits as soon as possible. Chevron appreciates the work done by Department of the Interior and BOEMRE to reach this point. We look forward to receiving the drilling permits that will allow us to return to our work of exploring for and producing America's own energy resources.

Response to Shetland Protest

September 24, 2010

Stena and Chevron North Sea Ltd. today have been granted an injunction by a Scottish court to end the incident in the Bressay Sound off Shetland.  The matter is now being handled by the police.

While we respect the right of Greenpeace or anyone else to express their views by peaceful and lawful action, we deplore activities that could put both the crew as well as the protestors at risk.

We are confident that we can drill deepwater wells safely while respecting the environment.

September 21, 2010

Chevron confirms that an incident is in progress on the Stena Carron drillship. The vessel has been targeted by Greenpeace protesters in Bressay Sound off Shetland.  The drillship is operated by Stena Drilling and under contract to Chevron.

The Stena Carron is currently taking on supplies and doing routine work in preparation for moving to its next location. The schedule for this move is currently undetermined.

We fully acknowledge and respect the right of Greenpeace or anyone else to express their views by peaceful and lawful action.  However, we are deeply concerned about activities that put people at risk.

Chevron's first priority is always safety. We are confident that our deepwater operations are safe. Like Greenpeace, we share the expectation that the energy we all need should be produced safely and with respect for the environment.

Tropical Storm Bonnie

July 25, 2010

Chevron is in the process of safely remobilizing its employees to evacuated fields in the Gulf of Mexico. All production previously shut in has been restored.

July 23, 2010

Chevron continues to monitor the path of Tropical Storm Bonnie. As a precaution, we are evacuating nonessential personnel from our operations in the Gulf of Mexico. We have also begun to shut in some Gulf of Mexico production, primarily as a result of third-party pipelines. At our Pascagoula, Mississippi refinery we are following our hurricane procedures and are paying close attention to the track and forecast of the storm. We will not speculate about any possible impact to day-to-day operations.

Our Commitment to Safety

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