Preventing releases of oil and gas is a priority in all our operations. California Resources Corporation (CRC) is continuing to expand implementation of automated process, pipeline and well monitoring and control systems to minimize the potential for releases and to rapidly detect, mitigate and clean up spills that occur. CRC's risk-based asset integrity program prioritizes facilities, pipelines and gathering lines for evaluation, inspection and maintenance, and focuses our investments to prevent pipeline corrosion, provide secondary containment, train operators on release prevention and response, and audit and inspect operations.
CRC has also reinforced the authority of our employees and contractors to shut down facilities, pipelines and wells safely—without the need to first contact a supervisor—when a potential incident is detected. Together, these efforts have enabled our personnel to identify, report and immediately take steps to mitigate incidents, including those caused by third parties.