Chevron Subsidiary Acquires Operating Interest in Western Canada LNG Project

Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST

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Proposed two-train project ideally located to meet rapidly growing Asia-Pacific
SAN RAMON, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced that its indirect Canadian
subsidiary, Chevron Canada Limited, will acquire a 50 percent operating interest
in the Kitimat liquefied natural gas (LNG) project and proposed Pacific Trail
Pipeline (PTP), and a 50 percent interest in approximately 644,000 acres of
petroleum and natural gas rights in the Horn River and Liard Basins in British
Columbia, Canada. 

"The Kitimat LNG development is an attractive opportunity that is aligned with
existing strategies and will drive additional long-term production growth and
shareholder returns," said George Kirkland, vice chairman, Chevron Corporation. 

"This investment grows our global LNG portfolio and builds upon our LNG
construction, operations and marketing capabilities. It is ideally situated to
meet rapidly growing demand for reliable, secure, and cleaner-burning fuels in
Asia, which are projected to approximately double from current levels by 2025." 

Under the terms of the agreements, Chevron Canada Limited will acquire all of
the interests currently owned by affiliates of EOG Resources Canada Inc. and
Encana Corporation in the proposed Kitimat LNG Project and PTP. Thereafter,
Chevron Canada Limited will equalize interests with an Apache Corporation
subsidiary, resulting in Chevron Canada Limited and Apache each holding a 50
percent interest in both the Kitimat LNG Project and PTP. Operatorship of both
facilities will transfer to Chevron Canada Limited. 

The proposed two-train Kitimat LNG Project, currently progressing through the
Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) phase, has a Canadian National Energy
Board license to export 10 million tons per annum of LNG. 

Additionally, Chevron Canada Limited will acquire approximately 110,000 net
acres in the established Horn River Basin from Encana, EOG and Apache, and
approximately 212,000 net acres in the Liard Basin from Apache. Chevron Canada
Limited and Apache will each hold a 50 percent interest and Apache will operate
these two natural gas resource developments. 

The agreements are subject to regulatory reviews. 

Gary Luquette, president, Chevron North America Exploration and Production,
said, "This investment by Chevron Canada Limited captures significant resource
and acreage in proven and emerging natural gas basins in Canada, and is a key
opportunity to expand our overall North America exploration and production
portfolio. It will enable our North America operations to play an increasingly
important role in Chevron`s global growth." 

Jeff Lehrmann, president, Chevron Canada Limited, said, "We look forward to
working with the Governments of British Columbia and Canada, First Nations, and
local communities to grow this development, realize the project`s long-term
economic potential, and open new markets for Canadian natural gas." 

Chevron is one of the world`s leading integrated energy companies, with
subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in
virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and
transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes
transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical
products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy
efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including
biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron
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