The Company joins Eurasian Climate ConsortiumJuly 16, 2021 13:21
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat has joined the Eurasian Climate Consortium established in Bashkortostan. The Consortium is to develop and implement a program for creation and operation of a carbon polygon to take part in a pilot project of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia. On July 13, 2021 an agreement was entered into by the Government of the Republic and major industrial enterprises. On behalf of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat the document was signed by Ayrat Karimov, Director General.
Eurasian Climate Consortium has been established in Bashkortostan, developing and implementing a program to create and operate a carbon polygon.
— The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia has already determined seven pilot regions where carbon polygons will be created. Nevertheless we decided to take part in this project as well. The established Consortium is to work on this very subject, — said Radiy Khabirov commenting on the strategically important document execution.
The key areas of the Consortium’s activities are joint scientific, educational events and support for research infrastructure in the field of decarbonization, the implementation of carbon balance control technologies.
The project implementation schedule and financial plan for 2021–2022 supporting the program of carbon polygon creation in Bashkortostan were approved under the agreement.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat endorsed the initiative of the Government of Bashkortostan in carbon polygons creation. Ayrat Karimov, Director General of the Company, signed the document.
Carbon polygons and farms represent areas with unique ecosystem allowing to make measurements and develop control methods for greenhouse gas including emissions from industrial enterprises. As experts emphasize, reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere is significant for Bashkir petrochemical enterprises as well as enterprises of fuel and energy complex, which are large exporters. This is due to the fact that from 2024 the European Union intends to introduce protective duties on importing products with a high carbon footprint. Additional taxes can hurt the economics of enterprises willing to work together with research and educational organizations to reduce emissions. This problem will be alleviated, among other things, by the creation of carbon polygons.
The Government of Bashkortostan, representatives of research and educational organizations as well as enterprises of the real economy sector became members of the Consortium.
— Signing of the agreement on the Consortium establishment is well-timed and highly required. Gazprom neftekhim Salavat endorses the initiative of the Government of Bashkortostan in carbon polygons creation. In cooperation with the Government of the region, research and educational organizations we will take part in the calculation of carbon dioxide emission and absorption processes, implementation of carbon balance control technologies. Being a socially responsible enterprise, we consider carbon polygon creation as an ecologically significant decision that we can and must join, — said Ayrat Karimov, Director General of the Company.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is one of the largest oil refining and petrochemical complexes in Russia. The Complex was founded in 1948.
The Company is integrated into the Gazprom system. It has the basic advantage: consolidating on a single site a full cycle of crude hydrocarbons processing, petrochemistry and mineral fertilizers production. The Company comprises the Oil Refinery, Gas & Chemical Plant and the Monomer Plant.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produces more than 150 items, over 50% of which are bulk products including motor gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, styrene, polystyrene, low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, DOP plasticizer, butyl alcohols, sulphur, ammonia, urea, acrylic acid, butyl acrylate etc.
The products are shipped to all federal subjects of the country. Export supplies of oil products are mainly directed to European and CIS countries. Petro- and gas chemicals are exported to over 30 CIS and non-CIS countries and the largest volumes are shipped to Kazakhstan, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Finland etc.
High quality of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat output is confirmed by certificates of conformity to ISO 9001 and 14001, the international standards of quality and environmental safety.
Press office, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat