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

In 2018, the Gazprom Management Committee approved the fundamental document of the energy efficiency and energy saving management system – the Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Policy of Gazprom.

The purpose of the Policy is to make the best possible use of natural energy resources and energy saving potential, including through:

  • continuous improvement of energy efficiency at Gazprom and its subsidiaries through efficient process management and the use of innovative technologies and equipment;
  • consistent reduction of unit costs thanks to the introduction of consumption rates for and the rational use and saving of energy resources in the course of operations;
  • steady reduction of environmental impacts;
  • continuous improvement of the energy efficiency and energy saving management system, as well as enforcement of compliance with ISO 50001:2011.

To those ends, Gazprom is developing and implementing three-year programs for energy saving and energy efficiency improvement at the gas transmission, production, processing, underground storage and distribution subsidiaries, as well as at Gazprom Energo.

Fuel and energy saving

As a result of the programs for energy saving and energy efficiency improvement, the actual fuel and energy savings of Gazprom in 2011–2018 stood at 22.5 million tons of fuel equivalent, including 19.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 2.2 billion kWh of electricity, and 1.8 million Gcal of heat.

Results of Gazprom’s Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Program in 2018
Activity Natural gas, million cubic meters Electricity, million kWh Heat, thousand Gcal
Gas, condensate and oil production 387.51 34.74 11.94
Gas transmission 2,480.84 267.18 50.34
Underground gas storage 19.47 2.38 0.0
Gas, condensate and oil processing 41.87 41.05 170.47
Gas distribution 21.09 9.69 2.76
Non-core activities 1.13 9.21 0.35

Total
2,951.91
 
364.25 235.86
Total, thousand tons of fuel equivalent 3,409.45 118.38 33.69

Energy efficiency projects

To further improve energy efficiency, the Company pursues several innovative projects, 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 and secondary 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 Gazprom Group operates 2,154 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 replace 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 2018, the Company increased its domestic sales of natural gas as a vehicle fuel by 13.7 per cent, up to 598.2 million cubic meters. Its gas filling network expanded to 293 stations by late 2018.

In Europe (Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Serbia), the number of refueling (CNG and cryogenic) stations owned by Gazprom and its affiliates reached 70 in 2018. The volumes of CNG and LNG sold through those stations totaled 12.9 million cubic meters.

The Gazprom Group also sells CNG through the CNG station network in the countries of the former Soviet Union: Armenia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan. In 2018, CNG sales amounted to 42.3 million cubic meters.

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 2018, the level of beneficial use of APG was 97.7 per cent for Gazprom’s gas production subsidiaries (including Tomskgazprom), 78.3 per cent for the Gazprom Neft Group, and 97.4 per cent for Sakhalin Energy.