Air Protection

In 2014, the Company continued implementing a programme to increase the utilisation of associated petroleum gas (APG). The modernisation of flare structures and the diversion of APG flows has made it possible to increase the volume of utilisation. Thanks to that, the volume of gross emissions of hazardous pollutants at production sites has been reduced by 16.6% compared to 2013. The amount of APG flared in 2014 increased by 4.8%, as compared to 2013, as a result of growth in oil production.

Gross emissions of harmful substances (pollutants) into the atmosphere by Company business area, 1,000 t
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Production 266,2 342,0 664.8 344.2 286.9
Refining 21,4 27,4 53.3 54.5 47.4
Oilfield services 0,2 0,2 0.3 0.3 0.2
Petroleum product supply 2,7 3,4 6.7 9.3 14.4
Total 290,5 373,0 725.1 408.3 348.9

decline in gross pollutant emissions compared with 2013

Data presented excluding greenhouse gas emissions of enterprises with equity participation.Gross pollutant emissions to the atmosphere, 1,000 tonnes
Data presented excluding greenhouse gas emissions of enterprises with equity participation. Calculation of grenhouse gas emission volume during 2013–2014 for the Report is made on the basis of the Calculation methodology for annual emission of greenhouse gas. Information on the volume of greenhouse gas emission during 2010–2012 is not available.Greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, mn t СО2 — equivalent

The Company devotes special attention to informing stakeholders about its environmental activities. In December 2014, the Moscow Oil Refinery launched a special project called „Ecoinformer” on its official website, which publishes information daily about air quality and the environmental situation at the refinery and within its sanitary protection zone. The Ecoinformer makes it possible to review statistics for six key indicators (carbon monoxide, С1—С10 group hydrocarbons, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and benzene) and compare the current level of substances in the air with the maximum permissible concentration standards.