Today, benchmarks for industrial development are changing; there are growing expectations that the leading industrial companies should redouble efforts to protect nature, and comply with international environmental standards. Gazprom Export is acting in this way, knowing that it will be evaluated by these parameters.
Therefore, when delivering natural gas special attention is paid to the state of the gas transport network. Extrapolation of the gas leakage measurement results indicates: across the Gazprom Group’s pipelines, including production facilities, the total loss of gas is only about 1%. We can say: the supply of “blue fuel” has a minimal environmental impact.
It should be noted that natural gas is the cleanest fuel from an environmental point of view. Modern, energy-efficient equipment can burn gas with high efficiency and minimal emissions, including those of carbon dioxide which causes the greenhouse effect.
Protecting the environment and countering the adverse global climate change has become a business our company is conducting. The Kyoto Protocol, which is aimed at gradually reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, provides for trading these emissions. Our subsidiary company Gazprom Marketing & Trading, based in the UK, does successful work in this direction.