Environmental protection

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat bases its activity on such principles as minimization of power and materials consumption with maximum possible labor efficiency. We ensure dynamic steady progression of the company supported by energy-saving, resource husbandry and ecological programs. The company implements and utilizes new and, in many respects, innovative technologies in these spheres following the lead of the parent company Gazprom.

The company regularly commissions new production units using modern and environmentally friendly technologies.

The company regularly commissions new production units using modern and environmentally friendly technologies.


While executing investment program projects the company accentuates the use of more advanced and safe technologies, environmental impact mitigation and compliance with ecological standards. All the new plants of the company meet the strict requirements of industrial and environmental safety. ELOU-AVT-6 primary oil refining unit brought into production in 2012 embodied all the latest technologies permitting to make the production as eco-friendly as possible. Thus, every module of the unit is equipped with two underground tanks of closed drainage system. When preparing the unit for maintenance and repair the use of the tanks permits to eliminate additional atmospheric emissions and industrial effluents. All the unit’s processes proceed in totally enclosed system that prevents any environment contamination. Vertical furnaces of the unit burn ecologically sound natural gas. Commissioning of ELOU-AVT-6 shows the way the company combines the growth in production with environmental emission abatement. This is only a part of the large-scale re-equipment program within the frame of which all the outdated and inefficient production units are revamped or completely replaced by the new advanced ones. By now ELOU-AVT-6 unit has replaced the following obsolete and worn-out units that are presently decommissioned and being dismantled: AVT-1, AVT-3, AVT-4, ELOU-2 and ELOU-5.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat nears completion of the refinery re-equipment

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat nears completion of the refinery re-equipment

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is not only limited to the construction of ecologically sound ELOU-AVT-6 unit. Transition to the production of EURO-5 standard motor fuels will considerably reduce the emission of many polluting substances from the internal-combustion engines. Producing the high-class Euro fuel Gazprom neftekhim Salavat will ensure environmental improvement not only in the town of Salavat, but also at the locations where these products will be used. Ecological safety is ensured by re-equipment of the oil refinery for the production of motor fuels in compliance with technical regulations. Thus, in 2012 the next scheduled phase of GO-2 hydrotreating unit’s re-equipment terminated in shop no. 9 of the Oil Refinery as well as the construction of reformate fractionation module of L-35/11-1000 unit in shop no. 11. The projects on the secondary oil refining complex are currently being executed. The company keeps on re-equipping the existing process units, constructing the new ones with the replacement of faulty technologies by those meeting the requirements of Best Available Technologies (BAT) in ecological and energy-saving aspects.

The personnel of the Ecoanalytical laboratory under Gazprom neftekhim Salavat check the atmosphere for 30 components, 16 of which are checked on in a mobile laboratory. The most common are ammonia, nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, carbon oxide, methane, non-methane hydrocarbons, benzene, toluene, metaxylene, paraxylene, orthoxylene, ethylbenzene, styrene, chlorobenzene, alphamethylstyrene.

The personnel of the Ecoanalytical laboratory under Gazprom neftekhim Salavat check the atmosphere for 30 components, 16 of which are checked on in a mobile laboratory. The most common are ammonia, nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, carbon oxide, methane, non-methane hydrocarbons, benzene, toluene, metaxylene, paraxylene, orthoxylene, ethylbenzene, styrene, chlorobenzene, alphamethylstyrene.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat has its own Environmental Services. This subdivision undertakes to ensure the environmental protection from the pollution caused by the harmful substances emission and production wastes, the reduction of water consumption and disposal, sustainable use of natural resources and production wastes recovery.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat representatives are frequenters of ecological forums and exhibitions.

The activity of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat in the field of quality and environment protection complies with international specification requirements. Reliability of the company’s Quality Management System and Environmental Management System is statedly proved by the re-certification audits. Audits are conducted by the experts of SAI Global Limited and Russian Register Certification Associations. In accordance with the re-certification audit findings the company proves the validity of the Certificates of conformity to ISO 14001:2015 requirements. (PDF, 5 MB)

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat activity in quality and ecology spheres complies with the requirements of the international standards.


The company’s development policy includes execution of annual ecological projects and the measures aimed at the reduction of technological impact on the environment. Thus, in 2016 Gazprom neftekhim Salavat has developed and prepared for implementation an ecological program for the period from 2016 to 2020.

The program’s goal is the enforcement of the constitutional rights of the citizens to the favorable environment and reduction of the negative environmental impact.

Participants of the Community Cleanup Day at the National Park “Bashkiria”.

Participants of the Community Cleanup Day at the National Park “Bashkiria”.

The program stipulates the measures for atmospheric air protection, water and land care, waste management, public educative activities in the sphere of environment and landscaping work.

Personnel of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and its subsidiaries annually plant trees at the industrial site and in the town of Salavat.

Personnel of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and its subsidiaries annually plant trees at the industrial site and in the town of Salavat.


Among the significant projects of the environmental program is the reconstruction of treatment facilities. This is the company’s high-budget seven-phase project. At the moment, stages 1 and 2 are being implemented at the industrial site; they allow to work at a 110% load with the room for possible increase, considering the prospect of creation a free economic zone “Alga” at the industrial area of Salavat.

Reconstruction of treatment facilities

Reconstruction of treatment facilities

A key part of the company’s environmental policy is to create an efficient ecological monitoring. For online monitoring of atmospheric air quality, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat will install two automated stations in the town. These stations will produce reliable data on air condition in Salavat in real time. The project is being implemented under the Investment Agreement between the Republic of Bashkortostan and Gazprom neftekhim Salavat. The company's investments in the project amount to over 64 million rubles.

After the accreditation, the automated stations for online monitoring of atmospheric air quality acquired by Gazprom neftekhim Salavat will be transferred to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Republic of Bashkortostan

After the accreditation, the automated stations for online monitoring of atmospheric air quality acquired by Gazprom neftekhim Salavat will be transferred to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Republic of Bashkortostan


Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is introducing separate accumulation of solid municipal waste (SMW) at its facilities. Special containers have been installed in departments and administration and amenity complexes, which include 4 sections — for paper, glass, plastic and unsorted waste. Separate accumulation will allow to utilize useful components as secondary resources and to reduce the amount of SMW that is sent to the landfill for disposal.

The habit of separate accumulation of solid municipal waste is becoming the norm at the enterprise

The habit of separate accumulation of solid municipal waste is becoming the norm at the enterprise

The implementation of these measures should lead to improvement of natural and industrial ecosystems of the region and restoration of damaged territories under the company’s potential technogenic impact. Much attention is paid to bringing the company's production processes in line with the applicable environmental legislation.

The key element of company’s activity is ecological orientation of all spheres from production turnout to creation of working and living conditions for people.

The top positions of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat in economic efficiency rating are important for us as well as the consolidation of company’s prestige as a leader in ecological programs execution with implementation of the latest technologies.

The children of the company's employees plant flowers and trees in the Children’s Recreation Center “Sputnik” as part of the refinery’s environmental project “You + Me = Earth”.

The children of the company's employees plant flowers and trees in the Children’s Recreation Center “Sputnik” as part of the refinery’s environmental project “You + Me = Earth”.