Energy Consumption and Efficiency
An active energy-saving policy is a strategic priority for Gazprom Neft. The Company works hard to enhance energy efficiency and optimize the use of energy resources, implementing a systematic approach to different areas of energy conservation at its enterprises.
The Company has its own Gazprom Neft Energy Policy. The main objectives of this policy include enhancing the energy efficiency of the Company's enterprises while maintaining or improving reliability, safety, and performance; reducing adverse impacts on the environment, and cutting consumption of non-renewable energy resources.
Since 2012, Gazprom Neft has been gradually phasing in an energy management system that complies with the requirements of ISO 50001:2011. In 2014, the system was fully deployed at Gazprom Neft-Omsk Refinery and Gazprom Neft-Noyabrskneftegas. Both companies have undergone a certification audit to ensure that their energy management systems comply with the requirements of ISO 50001:2011.
The Company places particular emphasis on improving the reliability of its electricity supply. During the reporting year, the programme to improve reliability and upgrade the Upstream Division’s electrical equipment and networks made it possible to reduce oil loss during power failures by 14%. Thanks to measures to improve reliability and upgrade electrical equipment and networks at oil refining enterprises in the Downstream Division, the number of downtime hours at processing facilities due to power supply failures fell by 17%.