Waste Management

The Company implements its industrial and consumer waste management initiatives in accordance with Russian laws and regulations, regulatory and procedural guidelines, and international standards. The industrial waste management system optimizes waste streams, reduces environmental impact, and cuts costs.

The Company keeps initial records of waste and determines the associated properties and environmental hazard class. It certifies hazardous waste, and arranges ongoing monitoring of waste generation and management.

Gazprom Neft performs an inventory of waste storage and disposal facilities in order to determine their compliance with the requirements of regulatory documents and guidelines. When management decisions to create new waste disposal facilities are made, the environmental implications of such decisions are always taken into account. Where required by the laws of the Russian Federation, the Company performs an environmental impact assessment An EIA is the assessment of a proposed activity’s impact on the environment and associated social, economic, and other consequences. It is conducted by Company representatives, experts, and the public.(EIA).

Gazprom Neft provides comprehensive services for its own industrial oil-contaminated waste landfills, where it also conducts monitoring of pollution sources. Company employees authorized to carry out waste management activities undergo special training for handling hazardous waste classes I–IV.

Waste volumes increased in 2014 due to increased oil production and refining.

The total waste volume does not account for companies in which Gazprom Neft has a stake.Waste generation, thousand tonnes
The waste volume does not account for companies in which Gazprom Neft has a stake.Waste generation by Company business area, thousand tonnes
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total waste generation 232.7 343.1 424.2 530.9 657.2
Production 167.2 274.4 237.8 380.4 493.2
Refining 47.4 42.8 156.2 96.0 99.3
Oilfield services 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.1
Supply of petroleum products 17.2 24.9 28.9 53.4 63.6
Source: Company data
The waste volume does not account for companies in which Gazprom Neft has a stake.Waste generation by hazardous class, thousand tonnes
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total waste generation 232.7 343.1 424.2 530.9 657.2
Class I hazard 0.009 0.008 0.032 0.030 0.025
Class II hazard 0.005 0.001 0.058 0.008 0.010
Class III hazard 53.6 48.1 154.1 81.7 93.0
Class IV hazard 154.6 248.0 221.4 398.7 486.2
Class V hazard 24.4 47.0 48.6 50.5 78.0
Source: Company data