Gazprom: Gazprom saves over 1 billion cubic meters of gas during gas pipeline repairs by using mobile compressor stations in 2020–2021
The Gazprom Board of Directors approved the Company’s ongoing efforts to improve the energy efficiency of production processes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
It was noted that the work is performed in line with the Russian Energy Strategy up to 2035 and the Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Policy of Gazprom.
In 2018–2021, Gazprom saved 15.68 million tons of fuel equivalent on fuel and energy resources, including 13.67 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 1.37 billion kWh of electricity, and 0.93 million Gcal of heat. The value of the saved fuel and energy resources totaled RUB 54.9 billion.
Efforts for enhancing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are significantly aided by the Company’s energy-saving projects based on advanced technologies for saving natural gas during repair operations. One of the most efficient technologies of this kind is the use of mobile compressor stations (MCS).
In 2020–2021, the use of MCS during gas pipeline repairs helped additionally save more than 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas. This amount is comparable to annual gas consumption by a city like Penza or Ryazan, or by a major TPP that provides over a million people with energy. As a result, the use of merely ten MCS helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 million tons of СО2 equivalent. In order to minimize methane emissions and further decrease the carbon footprint of gas supplies to Russian and foreign consumers, the Company is working to expand its MCS fleet.
In 2021, Gazprom was once again named best among Russian oil and gas companies in the international climate rating compiled by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project).
With a view to further enhancing energy efficiency and cutting the consumption of fuel and energy resources, Gazprom approved the corporate goals for 2022–2024. A draft program for energy saving was drawn up with the purpose of achieving total savings of at least 11.27 million tons of fuel equivalent. In addition, Gazprom’s sustainable development scenarios up to 2050 are currently being drafted taking into account the low-carbon trend in the global economy.
The Gazprom Management Committee was tasked with continuing the work aimed at improving the energy efficiency of the Company’s production activities and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.