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2020: a good year for Gazprom’s environmental protection activities

Russia’s gas giant Gazprom is implementing the best available technologies, paying the utmost attention to improving energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of its products year after year, making a substantial contribution to the low-carbon economic growth of Russia and the countries importing Russian gas.

In 2020, greenhouse gas emissions at Gazprom fell by 14 per cent compared to the previous year, including a 22 per cent drop in methane emissions. The Company’s methane emissions across the entire production chain are minimal: 0.02 per cent of the gas extracted, 0.24 per cent of the gas transmitted and 0.03 per cent of the gas stored.

More than 120 billion rubles (approximately 1.3 billion euro) was spent on environmental protection in the last five years.

Special attention is given to maintaining environmental safety in the Arctic. The condition of permafrost is monitored on a continuous basis, and measures are taken to ensure the facilities are stable and reliable.

The year 2020 saw the Company initiate and complete over 2,200 voluntary environmental activities in Russia and abroad, including tree planting, landscaping in residential areas, alleys and parks, and rehabilitation of water bodies. More than 34.8 million specimens of various fish were released into water reservoirs in 2020.

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