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Chevron announces $26.6 billion 2016 capital, exploratory budget

$11 billion for current major capital projects, $3 billion for exploratory projects awaiting approval


SAN RAMON, Calif. – Chevron Corporation today announced a $26.6 billion capital and exploratory investment program for 2016. Included in the 2016 program are $4.5 billion of planned expenditures by affiliates. The 2016 budget is 24% lower than total expected investments for 2015.

“Our capital budget will enable us to complete and ramp-up projects under construction, fund high return, short-cycle investments, preserve options for viable long-cycle projects, and ensure safe, reliable operations,” said CEO John Watson.

“We gain significant flexibility in our capital program as we complete projects under construction,” Watson continued. “Given the near-term price outlook, we are exercising discretion in pacing projects that have not reached final investment decision.”

Highlights of the Capital and Exploratory Spending Program

Chevron 2016 Planned Capital & Exploratory Expenditures $ Billions
U.S. Upstream 5.4
International Upstream


Total Upstream 24.0
U.S. Downstream 1.6
International Downstream


Total Downstream 2.2


TOTAL (Including Chevron’s Share of Expenditures by Affiliated Companies) 26.6
Expenditures by Affiliated Companies


Cash Expenditures by Chevron Consolidated Companies 22.1

For Upstream, approximately $9 billion of planned capital spending is for existing base producing assets, which includes shale and tight resource investments.

Roughly $11 billion is related to major capital projects currently underway, and approximately $3 billion relates to projects yet to be sanctioned. Global exploration funding accounts for approximately $1 billion.

Approximately 80 percent of affiliate expenditures are associated with investments by Tengizchevroil LLP in Kazakhstan and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem) in the United States.

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its 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 petrochemicals and additives; generates power and produces geothermal energy; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations.

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