Energy saving

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Management system

Gazprom consistently enhances the energy efficiency of its operations, inter alia, through a wider use of advanced technologies and equipment, thereby reducing costs and mitigating environmental impacts.

The overall coordination of the Company’s energy saving activities is carried out by the Coordinating Committee for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency.

Energy saving management at Gazprom

Energy saving management at Gazprom

The Company adopted the Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Concept for 2011–2020, which outlines the following objectives:

  • achieving the highest possible potential in energy saving across all of the Company’s activities based on the government support of Gazprom’s energy saving policy and the improvement of energy saving management procedures;
  • enhancing energy efficiency across Gazprom’s subsidiaries and organizations through innovative technologies and equipment;
  • reducing human-caused impacts on the environment.

Fuel and energy saving

According to the Concept, it is technologically feasible for Gazprom to save no less than 28.2 million tons of fuel equivalent in the 2011–2020 period. It is planned to cut down gas consumption for own technological needs by at least 11.4 per cent and greenhouse gas emissions by at least 48.6 million tons of CO2 equivalent.

Between 2011 and 2017, the actual fuel and energy savings stood at 18.9 million tons of fuel equivalent, including 15.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 1.85 billion kWh of electricity, and 1.5 million Gcal of heat.

Results of Gazprom’s Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Program in 2017
Activity Natural gas, million cubic meters Electricity, million kWh Heat, thousand Gcal
Gas, condensate and oil production 362.8 28.1 11.6
Gas transmission 2,579.8 222.7 11.6
Underground gas storage 16.6 9.4 0.0
Gas, condensate and oil processing 39.2 56.0 193.0
Gas distribution 14.5 8.5 3.6

331.4 268.4
Total, thousand tons of fuel equivalent 3,480.6 107.7 38.4

Specific consumption

In 2017, Gazprom’s actual fuel and energy consumption during long-distance transmission of 1 million cubic meters of gas per kilometer totaled 27.30 kilograms of fuel equivalent, which was 23.2 per cent below the target set by the Russian Federal Tariff Service.

Energy efficiency projects

In 2015, the Company launched several innovative projects with the aim of improving corporate energy efficiency, including the following:

  • recovery of waste heat from compressor stations (Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk);
  • deployment of turbo-expanders at gas distribution stations (Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky);
  • introduction of mobile compressor stations for maintaining gas volumes at the same level during repair operations;
  • use of stand-alone power plants to provide remote facilities with electricity.

Renewable energy sources

Gazprom supports the use of energy alternatives where it is economically and technically feasible, namely in remote or off-grid areas.

At present, the Company operates 1,959 power units based on secondary energy sources and renewables, including ones with solar panels and wind turbines.

Use of renewables at production well
Use of renewables at production well

Use of renewables at production well

Alternative vehicle fuel

Gazprom is actively engaged in the conversion of vehicles to alternative fuels, which is a promising business line. As the most universal and affordable fuel, natural gas has the potential to substitute petroleum products. It has environmental and economic advantages over conventional vehicle fuels.

Gazprom’s CNG filling station
Gazprom’s CNG filling station

Gazprom’s CNG filling station

In 2017, the Company increased its domestic sales of natural gas as a vehicle fuel by 9.5 per cent, up to 526 million cubic meters. Its gas filling network expanded to 271 stations by late 2017.

In Europe (Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland), the number of CNG stations owned by Gazprom and its affiliates amounted to 60 in 2017. There are also two active stationary cryogenic filling stations in Poland.

Associated petroleum gas

Measures aimed at reducing (ceasing) associated petroleum gas (APG) flaring are highly important to saving energy resources and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

The Gazprom Group implements investment projects for APG on-site utilization with the purpose of attaining an APG utilization level of no less than 95 per cent (pursuant to the Russian Government Directive No. 7 dated January 8, 2009).

In 2017, the nationwide level of beneficial use of APG was 98.4 per cent for Gazprom’s gas production subsidiaries, 76.2 per cent for the Gazprom Neft Group (excluding the entities investments wherein are classified as joint operations), and 88.9 per cent for the entities investments wherein are classified as joint operations.