Resource EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency and Conservation

The company’s U.S. annual energy consumption in 2017 was 120 trillion Btu compared to 125 trillion Btu in 2016. The decrease was due to lower production attributed to Hurricanes Harvey and Nate, but otherwise there was improved reliability and implementation of new energy projects.

Energy efficiency is determined by measuring energy performance in terms of Energy Intensity (EI) and the Energy Intensity Index (EII) for each operating unit. A baseline of EII of 100 was established in 2008. Chevron Phillips Chemical’s U.S. energy index decreased in 2017. In the long term, our expansions will incorporate new process technology to continuously improve the company’s energy efficiency, including the completion of more efficient polyethylene and olefins facilities at Old Ocean and Baytown, Texas, facilities as part of our U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project.
Four Chevron Phillips Chemical Facilities Received ACC Awards for Energy Efficiency
At the 2018 Responsible Care® Conference and Expo, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) honored Chevron Phillips Chemical for implementing energy efficiency improvements in 2017. The Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Awards program is among ACC's ongoing initiatives to improve energy efficiency. Member companies take into consideration operational energy efficiency, as well as waste minimization, reuse and recycling, when developing their environmental, health, safety and security plans. All four of the nominations submitted by Chevron Phillips Chemical won this year. 
The Energy Efficiency Program award is given to companies with broad programs to achieve energy-efficiency improvements, with components such as establishing energy teams, goal setting, communications, management support and recognition. It is also awarded to companies that improve energy efficiency in their manufacturing operations through technical innovations, creative projects and/or novel procedures or actions. The following Chevron Phillips Chemical facilities received awards:
  • Borger: Process Utilization Improvement, with Exceptional Merit-- the facility implemented a focused program to transition from off-site toll manufacturing of products to using on-site surplus and under-used process equipment
  • Cedar Bayou NAO Unit: NAO Energy Reduction -  the unit was recognized for the continuous improvement of its energy efficiency efforts
  • Conroe: Boiler Controls Upgrade at Drilling Specialties Company - the facility upgraded the control system of its steam boiler to improve process safety, environmental performance and energy efficiency
  • Pasadena: "Raising the Bar" Improves Energy Efficiency - the facility optimized the production schedule, maximized equipment reliability and implemented control changes to reduce utility demand


Manufacturing Facility in Singapore Improves Energy Efficiency
In 2017, Chevron Phillips Singapore Chemical set a record for the energy intensity index. In Singapore, energy efficiency is a big part of the overall cost of the product because of high energy costs in the country. Additionally, the facility increased the number and frequency of steam trap surveys. The level of improvement and the costs benefits significantly improved steam usage and steam benefit over time. 



Energy Savings
Emission comparisons displayed in the Energy Savings infographic describe energy efficiency improvements in values relative to carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents. These emission saving equivalents were calculated using EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator ( revision dated May 31, 2016.