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Chevron will begin marketing the responsibly sourced gas later this year.

By Dale Lunan

US major Chevron said June 29 it had earned Project Canary’s highest ratings on operational and environmental performance in a pilot analysis of certain producing assets in Texas and Colorado.

The Project Canary analysis was launched in February and examined 85 producing wells in the Midland basin of the Permian in Texas and the DJ basin in Colorado. Platinum status – Project Canary’s highest – was awarded to 82 wells while the other three earned Gold status. Chevron plans to market responsibly sourced gas (RSG) from the wells – which produce about 80mn ft3/day combined – starting later this year.

“This certification is an important milestone in our journey to deliver affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy to a growing world,” said Steve Green, president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production. “Chevron deploys several technologies to detect and measure methane emissions and certified responsibly sourced gas is part of our broader commitment to lowering the carbon emissions intensity of our operations.”