W.Va. DEP Honors Chevron

Photo Provided West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection officials acknowledge Chevron Appalachia with the Oil & Gas Reclamation Award, Wednesday in Charleston. From left are West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association President Maribeth Anderson, Office of Oil and Gas Chief James Martin, Chevron Regulatory Compliance and Permitting Manager Randall York and Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia President Scott Freshwater.

On Wednesday, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection honored Chevron Appalachia, the local operating division of San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron Corp., for operational excellence in completing environmental reclamation work at the company’s natural gas well sites in Marshall County.

The Oil and Gas Reclamation Award, which is based on independent evaluation by state regulators during inspections, recognizes Chevron’s exceptional work reclaiming land around its natural gas well sites in West Virginia. The award was presented by the DEP at the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia’s winter meeting.

“Environmental stewardship is a top Chevron priority throughout all phases of our operations,” Chevron Appalachia President Stacey Olson said. “This award reflects that commitment as well as the hard work of our employees and partners who fully understand the importance of preserving the land and the environment where we work and live.”

Inspectors with the DEP score the reclamation work at each natural gas production site on a scale of 0 to 99. Chevron had the highest scores in its division, averaging a 99 on its 20 permits in Marshall County.