Energy Efficiency and Conservation

The company’s U.S. energy consumption in 2018 was 158 trillion Btu compared to 120 trillion Btu in 2017. The addition of polyethylene and olefins capacity at Old Ocean and Baytown, Texas resulted in an increase in annual energy consumption, however, we were able to achieve a reduction in the our U.S. Energy Intensity Index by 0.8% compared to 2017.

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 EII of 100 was established in 2008. The overall reduction in 2018 in energy intensity was due to the energy efficient process technology incorporated into our new facilities and continuation of energy conservation projects.

The Energy Best Practice Team at Chevron Phillips Chemical focuses on measuring ongoing energy performance and working to implement projects that aim to reduce energy consumption. It was through the efforts of this team that the company was able to achieve a reduction in the US Energy Intensity Index compared to 2017, a 5-year low. In 2018, the Energy Best Practice Team continued its focus on efficient flare operation, treater regeneration sequences, steam system performance and cooling tower improvements. 

New cooling tower in Borger is more energy efficient

A new cooling tower at our Borger, Texas facility is the one of the many ways our company is committed to improving energy efficiency. In addition to using less water and less electricity thank the previous tower, it can be moved for maintenance while the plant continues to operate. 

HQ receives energy incentive check

Chevron Phillips Chemical and Entergy Texas, Inc. partnered in 2018 to improve energy efficiency and savings to our headquarters building in The Woodlands. As part of this project, Entergy Texas presented our company with an incentive check for $38,190. The incentives are awarded by Entergy for commercial customers who implement projects to reduce energy usage. The Entergy Solutions Program is designed to help commercial customers identify energy reduction opportunities in retrofit and new construction projects which reduce operating and maintenance costs.

 



 

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 (https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator) revision dated May 31, 2016.

Learn more about Resource Efficiency at Chevron Phillips Chemical