Oil & Gas
Gazprom Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020
The Gazprom Board of Directors approved the Company's on going efforts for environmental protection, energy efficiency enhancement, reduction of
The Gazprom Board of Directors approved the Company's on going efforts for environmental protection, energy efficiency enhancement, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and development and implementation of methane emission abatement projects. It was noted that Gazprom has been working consistently for many years to reduce its environmental impacts and increase energy efficiency, following the principles of natural resource management and compliance with Russian environmental legislation and the Company's voluntary commitments. In 2020, Gazprom implemented the planned environmental protection measures and achieved its corporate environmental targets. Special attention, as before, was paid to energy saving and energy efficiency. A relevant program for the period from 2020 to 2022 is in effect at the Company. In 2020, Gazprom saved 3.92 million tons of fuel equivalent on fuel and energy, including 3.27 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 305.86 million kWh of electricity, and 251,920 Gcal of heat, thereby surpassing the planned target by 8 per cent. The overall value of the saved fuel and energy resources totaled RUB 13.77 billion.
Lower greenhouse gas emissions are yet another proof of the effectiveness of the efforts in this regard. In 2020, the Company reduced the emissions by 16 million tons of CO2 equivalent (14 per cent) against the previous year, employing advanced gas conservation technologies in repair operations. This was achieved by using mobile compressor stations, optimizing energy resource utilization, and performing renovations and upgrades at compressor stations.
Reduction of methane emissions across the entire production chain has been a key focus of Gazprom's attention. To that end, the Company carries out regular in-line inspections of gas pipelines, examines their technical condition, and monitors methane emissions by means of helicopters and drones with laser scanners.