Houston-based Occidental, one of America’s largest oil and gas companies, recently unveiled plans for a solar facility near Odessa, TX. Occidental’s subsidiary, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV), will lead production of the solar farm.
The Goldsmith solar project will provide power for an enhanced oil recovery field operation in the Permian Basin. Additionally, Occidental announced a long-term purchase agreement of 109 MW of solar energy.
“Occidental is taking an important step towards realizing our aspiration to become carbon neutral through the use of emissions-free solar electricity,” states Vicki Hollub, president and CEO of Occidental. “Using solar energy in our operations is another way Oxy Low Carbon Ventures is enhancing the profitability and sustainability of our business while meeting the challenge of reducing atmospheric greenhouse gases.”