We are committed to monitoring and mitigating our environmental risks, and to raising our operating standards to reduce associated impacts of our operations. We consider environmental protection to be an integral part of achieving operational excellence. We manage our efforts through a Global Environmental, Health and Safety Management System (GMS).
In 2017, our core environmental programs included:
- Greenhouse gas and other air emission reductions (including natural gas production and expansion in Israel that reduces reliance on high carbon energy sources)
- Land use (including facility decommissioning)
- Water efficiency, conservation and quality
- Waste management
- Leaks and spills management
In 2017, we acquired Clayton Williams Energy, which had extensive holdings in the southern Delaware Basin, and divested our Marcellus Shale assets.
In 2018, we divested our U.S. Gulf of Mexico assets. Data from these assets are included in our 2017 environmental data but, going forward, we will review our environmental programs to focus on the specific risks associated with our updated portfolio.
We consider environmental protection an integral part of achieving operational excellence. For that reason, we do not capture a separate total dollar figure for environmental protection spending. The data and examples shown in each section indicate the scope of our commitment.