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 Rational Use of Natural Resources.

Energy Management System Organizational Chart

Energy Management System Organizational Chart

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.

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 overall fuel and energy savings of Gazprom in 2011–2020 stood at 30.3 million tons of fuel equivalent, including 25.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 2.9 billion kWh of electricity, and 2.3 million Gcal of heat.

Results of Gazprom’s Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Program in 2020

Activity

Natural gas, million cubic meters

Electricity, million kWh

Heat, thousand Gcal

Gas, condensate and oil production

414.44

29.87

9.13

Gas transmission

2,776.44

188.98

35.51

Underground gas storage

15.15

1.96

0.00

Gas, condensate and oil processing

32.70

60.45

203.83

Gas distribution

34.30

9.37

2.84

Non-core activities

0.73

15.21

0.62

Total

3,273.77

305.86

251.92

Total, thousand tons of fuel equivalent

3,781.20

99.40

35.99

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;
    Mobile compressor station
    Mobile compressor station

    Mobile compressor station

  • 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.

In 2020, the Gazprom Group operated 2,573 power units based on secondary energy sources and renewables, such as turbo-expanders, thermoelectric generators, solar modules and batteries, as well as wind turbines. The total amount of electricity generated by these units made up 1,805,240 kWh. Taken with hydropower generation, the total adds up to 13.28 billion kWh, which is approximately 10 per cent of the Gazprom Group’s power output.

 

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 2020, the Group’s gas refueling infrastructure was expanded with more than 30 new units based in 16 constituent entities of the Russian Federation from Kaliningrad to Sakhalin. According to Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, there were 530 compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations in Russia at the end of 2020, with 353 of these CNG stations owned by Gazprom. Over the course of 2020, upwards of 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas were sold as a vehicle fuel through the facilities of the Gazprom Group. This figure exceeds the total amount of gas sold as a vehicle fuel in Russia’s entire NGV market throughout 2019.

The Group continues to convert its vehicles to natural gas. In 2020, within the framework of Gazprom’s Program for the wider use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel in its own vehicles, the core subsidiaries of the Company (excepting Gazprom Kyrgyzstan, Gazprom Armenia, and Gazprom Transgaz Belarus) purchased 863 NGVs and 8 units of mobile refueling infrastructure (mobile CNG stations, mobile refuelers).

Currently, the share of methane-powered vehicles at the Gazprom Group makes up roughly 60 per cent of the vehicle fleet, which produces tangible results: the reduction in pollutants has exceeded 127,000 tons, with about RUB 6 billion in fuel savings.

Over the course of 2020, the non-core subsidiaries of Gazprom (Gazprom Mezhregiongaz) bought 369 NGVs and converted 382 vehicles to gas. Under the Program for the wider use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel in the vehicles of the Gazprom Group for 2020–2022, it is planned to raise the share of NGVs at Gazprom’s subsidiaries to 70 per cent. In addition, Gazprom is expanding its CNG station network and coordinating the activities of stakeholders in the Russian NGV market.

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 2020, the level of beneficial use of APG was 98.2 per cent for the fields of Gazprom’s gas production subsidiaries (including Tomskgazprom), 91.1 per cent for the Gazprom Neft Group, and 97.2 per cent for Sakhalin Energy.