9 Jun 2023 10:55

Gazprom prepares Climate Roadmap to 2050

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - Gazprom has finished working out sustainable development scenarios to 2050 taking into account the global economy's trend toward reducing CO2 emissions, as well as a Climate Roadmap to 2050, the Russian gas giant said in its annual report.

"A Climate Roadmap for PJSC Gazprom for the period to 2050 was drawn up in 2022. The goal of the document is the reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions and the economically sound and environmentally responsible low-carbon development of Gazprom Group," the report said.

The roadmap sets targets for per-unit greenhouse gas emissions for Gazprom for the period to 2050. The aim is to reduce per-unit emissions by 11.2% by 2030.

In addition to targets, the roadmap includes measures to reduce and offset emissions, and measures to adapt operations to climate change in the short-, medium- and long-term future. The document, which allows for possible updates, also provides for annual monitoring of implementation with the engagement of experts with the relevant experience if needed.

The scenarios for Gazprom's sustainable development to 2050 taking into account the global economy's low carbon trend were worked out by the St. Petersburg State Economic University and the roadmap was drawn up by Gazprom VNIIGAZ LLC.

Gazprom Group's sustainability report said that the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are to repair, replace or modernize gas pumps; increase extraction of residual gas from pipelines before doing repairs; utilize gas for in-house technical needs; use pipes with internal anti-friction coating for gas transportation; introduce remote control and management of processes; and reduce gas losses during repairs using mobile compressor stations.