SAN RAMON, CA—Touting the next-generation drilling technology’s environmental friendliness at a press conference Thursday, officials from energy corporation Chevron proudly unveiled a new green initiative to use hybrid-powered deep-sea platforms to reach deposits of crude oil below the ocean floor. “As the world comes to recognize the need for more eco-conscious practices, we at Chevron are proud to lead the movement with our new reduced-emission oil extraction platforms,” said company spokesperson Chelsea Henning, who went on to explain that the massive new mechanisms built to cut deep into the earth and pump out vast stores of fossil fuel would emit barely two-thirds the CO2 of earlier processes. “But we’re not stopping there. We’ve made it our goal to ensure all offshore drilling rigs run entirely on solar and wind power by 2040.” Company officials later unveiled another green initiative, noting that they would immediately switch to a zero-emission, battery-powered fleet of containment vessels to help limit damage from future oil spills.
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