ESG By The Numbers

At California Resources Corporation (CRC), we believe transparent reporting of our environmental, social and governance (ESG) data enhances our stakeholder engagement, strengthens our performance, and further supports our role as a dependable and dedicated energy producer in the State of California. Accordingly, we have continued to expand our sustainability disclosures, and are providing the tables below to summarize a subset of our publicly reported ESG performance data. Our Annual Report and Proxy Statement provide additional details on our financial and governance information. CRC’s previously set 2030 Sustainability Goals and our ongoing sustainability strategy align with California’s climate goals under the Paris Climate Accord and its sustainable development by providing safe, affordable and reliable energy sources necessary to ensure human welfare and a more inclusive and equitable economy and society in the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

UNITS 2020 2019 2018 Footnote
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Percent of production subject to carbon tax % 100% 100% 100%
Operated upstream direct emissions by source Million tonnes CO2e 1.1 1.2 1.5 (a)
CO2 Million tonnes CO2e 1.0 1.1 1.4 (a)
CH4 Thousand tonnes CO2e 79.8 99.1 98.0 (a)
N2O Thousand tonnes CO2e 0.7 0.9 1.1 (a)
Operated upstream & midstream direct emissions by source (a), (b)
Flaring/venting % 5.20% 5.4% 5.5% (a), (b)
Fuel combustion % 94.20% 94.3% 94.3% (a), (b)
Other % 0.60% 0.3% 0.2% (a), (b)
Operated midstream emissions (gas processing + elec production) Million tonnes CO2e 1.8 2.0 2.0 (b)
CO2 Million tonnes CO2e 1.8 2.0 2.0 (b)
CH4 Thousand tonnes CO2e 6.8 7.5 12.9 (b)
N2O Thousand tonnes CO2e 0.8 1.0 0.9 (b)
Upstream greenhouse gas emission intensity Tonnes CO2e/thousand BOE 23.7 22.2 26.5 (a)
Total GHG emissions from upstream and midstream operations Million tonnes CO2e 2.9 3.2 3.5 (a), (b)
Volume of flared and vented hydrocarbons MMSCF 1,122 1,263 1,551
Flaring intensity SCF/BOE 24.1 24.0 28.0
Energy Use
Production energy intensity Gigajoules/BOE 0.54 0.66 0.74 (c)
Energy extracted (GJ) per energy used (GJ) Unitless 11.3 9.2 8.2 (c)
Operated direct energy use for oil and gas production Thousand gigajoules 21,134 30,479 36,948 (c)
Operated indirect energy use (electricity purchase) Thousand gigajoules 3,918 4,270 4,144 (c)
Renewable energy used Thousand MWh 351 376 361 (c)
Net purchased electricity by primary energy source Thousand MWh 1,088 1,186 1,151 (c)
Renewable purchased electricity Thousand MWh 351 376 361 (c)
Renewable % of purchased electricity % 32% 32% 31%
Freshwater Use
Fresh water withdrawn from all operations Gal/BOE 34.4 33.7 34.5 (d)
Net fresh water used/(supplied) from all operations Gal/BOE (65) (68)) (61 (d)
Potable water purchased Acre-Feet 426 481 619 (d)
Non-potable water purchased Acre-Feet 4,490 4,960 5,262 (d)
Total fresh water purchased Acre-Feet 4,916 5,441 5,881 (d)
Reclaimed water delivered to agriculture Acre-Feet 14,227 16,405 16,214 (d)
CRC water conservation ratio metric (reclaimed water to agriculture over purchased fresh water) % 289% 302% 276% (d)
Spills
Number of reportable releases # 8 23 9 (e)
Net oil released Barrels 23 134 192 (e)
Oil spill prevention rate % 99.9999% 99.9997% 99.9996%
Air Emissions
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) Tonnes 29 29 24 (a)
SO2 intensity Tonnes/Million BOE 0.62 0.57 0.43 (a)
NOx Tonnes 210 262 372 (a)
NOx intensity Tonnes/Million BOE 4.52 4.98 6.71 (a)
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) Tonnes 395 422 443 (a)
VOC intensity Tonnes/Million BOE 8.5 8.03 7.98 (a)
Other Economic Indicators
Environmental fines and penalties – operated $ Million $0.1 $0.6 $0.2
Environmental expenditures – remediation $ Million $1.4 $1.0 $1.6
Environmental expenditures – demolition and remediation $ Million $6.1 $3.6 $6.7
Percent of gross production on federal land % 10.56% 8.08% 7.81%
Taxes paid to CA state and local govt. $ Million $131 $150 $166 (f)
Exploration and Production
Total net hydrocarbons produced Thousand BOE/D 111 128 132
Total gross hydrocarbons produced Thousand BOE/D 127 144 152
Proved reserves (total) Million BOE 442 644 712
Liquids (crude oil, condensate & NGLs) % 80% 83% 83%
Gas % 20% 17% 17%
Reserve life Years 11 14 15
Organic reserve replacement ratio % 63% 111% 127% (g)
Workforce Diversity
Number of permanent employees # 1,104 1,251 1,502
Part-time employees % 0.27% 0.24% 0.00%
Full-time employees % 99.73 99.76% 100.00%
Female employees % 19.84% 20.46% 19.57%
Ethnically diverse employees % 35.96% 35.49% 33.75%
Female senior managers % 20.00% 24.14% 17.86%
Ethnically diverse senior managers % 26.67% 24.14% 14.29%
Workforce Safety
Fatalities – workforce (employees + contractors) # 0 0 0
Hours worked – workforce Million hours 5,091,789 9,337,897 10,100,148
Employee total recordable incident rate Per 200,000 hours worked 0.17 0.00 0.39
Contractor total recordable incident rate Per 200,000 hours worked 0.37 0.52 0.56
Workforce total recordable incident rate Per 200,000 hours worked 0.28 0.34 0.50
Employee lost time incident rate Per 200,000 hours worked 0.15 0.00 0.13
Contractor lost time incident rate Per 200,000 hours worked 0.17 0.22 0.17
Workforce lost time incident rate Per 200,000 hours worked 0.16 0.15 0.15
Social Investment
Total social investment $ Million $1.3 $4.3 $3.1
Civic Empowerment % 59% 34% 30%
Public Health, Safety & Environmental Stewardship % 20% 18% 24%
Education and Job Training % 18% 13% 17%
Military and Veterans Recognition % 3% 35% 29%
Board of Directors
Number of Independent Directors # 9 8 8 (h)
Percent independent % 90% 80% 80% (h)
Independent Chair Y/N Y Y N (h)
Number of female Directors # 2 2 1 (h)
Percent female Directors % 20% 20% 10% (h)
Annual election of all Directors Y/N Y Y Y (h)
Annual Board performance reviews Y/N Y Y Y (h)
Compensation
Total compensation of median employee (excl. CEO) $ $147,214 $154,051 $145,578
Percent of CEO compensation related to HSE targets % 10% 10% 10%
Annual advisory say on pay support % 92% 97% 97%

(a) Direct upstream emissions include Scope 1 GHG emissions from oil and gas drilling and production at fields operated by CRC and exclude those from the midstream operations of the Elk Hills gas and power plants, Ventura gas plant and Long Beach power plant. Emissions for 2019 & 2020 do not include the portion of the Lost Hills field that was sold on May 1, 2019 with an effective date of January 1, 2019. Emissions are calculated in accordance with California regulations and emissions estimation protocols.
(b) Total direct emissions include direct upstream emissions plus Scope 1 GHG emissions from the midstream operations of the Elk Hills and Long Beach power plants, as well as gas processing at Elk Hills and Santa Clara Valley Gas Plants.
(c) Energy use and intensity exclude energy used by the midstream operations of the Elk Hills and Long Beach power plants, as well as gas processing at Elk Hills and Santa Clara Valley Gas Plants.
(d) See page 82 of CRC’s 2019 Sustainability Report for water definitions applied by CRC.
(e) Reportable release definitions vary by location. Any volume of oil released into state waters must be reported in California. Net oil released means the volume of oil and condensate spilled in reportable releases outside of containment and not recovered in liquid form.
(f) Excludes taxes paid on GHG emissions.
(g) See crc.com, Investor Relations for a discussion of this performance measure or information on the related calculation.
(h) Data reflects Board composition per the annual proxy statements for the years 2020, 2019 and 2018.