One of the important environmental aspects of the company’s business is pollutant emissions into the atmosphere. The main pollutants that are released into the atmosphere are nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxides and methane, which account for 90 % of total emissions.
Most of the equipment runs on natural gas, which is the cleanest fossil fuel. When used, it burns up almost entirely, emitting fewer hazardous substances into the atmosphere. Low-sulphur diesel fuels are used as a reserve resource. Gas turbines are equipped with a special NOx control system which reduces NOx emissions.
The company ensures that hydrocarbon losses are reduced so as to reduce pollutant emissions into the atmosphere, improve industrial energy efficiency and maximize productive use of oil-associated gas. Adherence to equipment operating parameters is closely monitored, and repair and maintenance of equipment is regularly carried out.
An estimate of the consumption ozone depleting substances is underway, as well as the replacement of existing equipment with equipment that operates on ozone-safe refrigerants.
The extent to which the established standards are complied with is monitored at polluting emissions sources, while measures have been put in place to reduce emissions in severe weather conditions, and strategies have been put in place to monitor air quality at the borders of sanitary protection zones of production facilities. Efforts are directed toward avoiding leakages and accidental hydrocarbon releases as well as oil and oil products spills.
The company’s performance in relation to pollutant emissions is shown in sustainable development reports.