CALGARY, AB, April 13, 2023 /CNW/ – Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron) is voluntarily relinquishing 19 offshore oil and gas permits on Canada’s west coast within the Scott Islands marine National Wildlife Area and the Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area (MPA).
“Chevron is continually assessing its portfolio and has been in communication with Natural Resources Canada since 2020 on the opportunity to contribute to the Government of Canada’s international marine conservation targets,” said Christopher Mazerolle, president, Chevron Canada. “We have been safely and responsibly developing Canada’s onshore and offshore oil and gas resources for 85 years, and remain committed to providing the affordable, ever-cleaner energy Canada needs.”
The 19 offshore oil and gas permits are an estimated 5,700 square kilometres that overlap portions of federal marine-protected areas offshore British Columbia.
The relinquishment of these permits ensures that the Scott Islands marine National Wildlife Area and the Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area (MPA) continue to fully count towards the Government of Canada’s international marine conservation targets.
About Chevron Canada:
For 85 years, Chevron Canada has been responsibly developing Canada’s energy resources. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Chevron Canada has interests in oil sands projects and shale gas acreage in Alberta as well as exploration, development and production projects offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.
Chevron Canada takes great pride in providing the affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy needed to improve lives and power the world forward. We aim to grow our traditional oil and gas business, lower the carbon intensity of our operations and grow new lower carbon businesses in renewable fuels, hydrogen, carbon capture, offsets and other emerging technologies.
More information about Chevron Canada is available at canada.chevron.com.