Chevron has commenced decommissioning operations related to the Carpinteria Oil and Gas Plant. Working with the city of Carpinteria, the oil company has initiated the process of permanently dismantling the plant, according to Aly Hakam, project manager for Chevron North America. “Some areas will remain active to assist with the offshore well plugging and closure that will take place over the next few years,” said Hakam. “As the first stage of this process, we are removing idle and unused equipment from the plant.”

Equipment removal work is being conducted Monday to Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., with truck traffic routed along Dump Road and Carpinteria Avenue to the Bailard onramp. “Chevron places the highest priority on the safety of our workforce, the community and the environment,” said Hakam, “and we will make certain that proper precautions are taken in conjunction with these activities.”

For more information, or to ask a question about the decommissioning of the Carpinteria Oil and Gas Plant, call (480) 898-4138 or email Sara Dearman, Chevron’s Public Affairs Representative, at

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