Podcast: A Conversation With Troy Tortorich About Utah’s Energy Future

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 26)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.



In this podcast episode, Ashley Okawa, public information officer at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, interviews Troy Tortorich, general manager of the Chevron Salt Lake City refinery. He shares insights about Chevron’s history in Utah, starting in 1948 when Standard Oil built a refinery in the state. Tortorich discusses the refining process, including the production of Tier 3 fuels, which help reduce tailpipe emissions and contribute to better air quality. Chevron’s commitment to education, the environment, and community inclusion is highlighted, showcasing partnerships with various organizations to support student STEM programs and protect critical wetlands habitat.

The episode also delves into Chevron’s two-pronged approach to carbon reduction, emphasizing a future with lower-carbon energy solutions like renewables, hydrogen, and carbon capture. 

To learn more about Chevron, listeners are invited to attend the Community Tour Day in the fall, celebrating Chevron’s 75 years in Utah.