We take a holistic view of environmental performance.
We want to help meet the world’s energy demand in an environmentally responsible manner. Our goal is to have an enduring, positive impact on the communities where we do business.
Through careful planning and management of our operations, we strive to use natural resources responsibly, reduce waste, and minimize releases to the environment and impacts on biodiversity and key ecosystem services.
In cases where, despite our best efforts, our activities have adverse impacts, we remediate as necessary to return those areas to acceptable conditions.
Fresh Water Use
Fresh water availability and quality are issues of increasing importance, especially within exploration and production (E&P). We recognize responsible water use is a key issue for the communities where we operate and for our stakeholders. We actively monitor and evaluate water-related issues and deploy measures to protect water quality and minimize the use of water across our operations.
Fresh Water Use by Business and Facility Our Exploration and Production operations used 8.5 million cubic meters of
fresh water in 2012, which accounted for 71 percent of our company’s total. Most of that water, about 78 percent, was used by our U.S. gas processing plant operations.