At Chevron, we pride ourselves on working to solve today’s biggest challenges. Air quality has consistently ranked as a top concern for Utahns, and we are working to be part of the solution.
We don’t just do business here. We live here. And as part of the community, we are committed to producing cleaner Tier 3 fuels to support cleaner air. Using these lower sulfur Tier 3 fuels can help reduce tailpipe emissions from vehicles, which are the largest source of pollution during winter inversions and the summer ozone season.
Chevron has a legacy of environmental responsibility in the Salt Lake Valley. We’ve invested in technology to control the amount of emissions generated, such as sulfur recovery and flare vapor recovery.
In 2021, The Salt Lake Refinery announced the launch of its Air Action Telework Initiative, to encourage telework and reduce commute-related emissions along the Wasatch Front. On days when local air quality is likely to exceed federal health standards for ozone or PM 2.5, the Refinery invites employees who can work remotely to do so. This initiative is one way that Chevron is helping support cleaner air quality in the Salt Lake region.
Improving air quality requires collaboration across the region. We work with the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) and other organizations to implement programs that can help educate and mobilize individuals, businesses and communities to make changes to improve Utah’s air.