Sustainability

Emissions to Air

Activity of such industrial enterprises as KPO is always associated with air emissions. High concentration of toxic substances in the air leads to environmental degradation. In this regard, KPO has set the goal to minimize the negative impact of its activities.

KPO manages air emissions based on the limits established in the Environmental Emissions Permit. Most emissions are generated as a result of combustion of fuel gas in gas turbine units, boilers, process heaters, compressors, and gas and liquid flaring.

In 2020, cumulative air emissions totalled 7,591 tons, i.e. it remained the same as last year. Table below shows data on the permissible and actual KPO’s emissions for the period of 2018-2020.

Permitted and actual volumes of pollutants emissions, 2018-2020

Annual volume of emissions by pollutants, in tonnes:

2018

2019

2020

Permitted:

19,986

18,544

17,527

Actual, including:

7,759

7,597

7,591

Nitrogen oxides

1,931

1,636

1,637

Sulphur dioxide

3,138

3,281

3,315

Carbon monoxide

1,249

1,205

1,145

Volatile organic compounds

1,315

1,329

1,352

H2S

3

3

3

Solid particles

65

80

74

Other

58

63

65

Note: Emission volumes data is provided in accordance with the data of statistical reports «2-TP Air».

In 2020, the specific emissions per unit of production amounted to 0.26 tonnes per 1,000 tonne of hydrocarbons (HC) produced. Reduction in specific emissions in 2020 versus 2019 is attributed to higher production uninterrupted by shutdowns and increased gas injection levels.

Volumes of Hydrocarbons production and environmental emissions in 2012-2020