Chevron is involved in every aspect of the natural gas business, and has the experience and capabilities to develop these resources and deliver natural gas to markets where its use is growing.
Our highest priority in all of our operations is the protection of people and the environment. Chevron is developing natural gas resources from shale safely and responsibly using proven technologies. The natural gas that will be supplied by the Kitimat LNG Project is the same natural gas that is safely delivered every day to homes around the world for cooking and heating.
Cooling natural gas until it becomes a liquid allows it to be safely transported to customers in specially built LNG carriers. Over the past 50 years the industry has established a strong safety record without a single significant incident. In the event of a spill, LNG will not damage the ground or leave any residue as it evaporates. If spilled onto water, it will disperse into the air making cleanup on water bodies unnecessary. LNG is not stored under high pressure and is not explosive.
LNG ships are equipped with sophisticated leak detection technology, emergency shutdown systems, as well as advanced navigation and positioning systems that ensure safe and secure marine transportation. This emphasis on safe operations is consistent with our commitment to produce energy safely and reliably everywhere we operate.
What is Liquefied Natural Gas?