Since the beginning of 2020, the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) has reduced emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere by 61 per cent, pollutants (nitric oxide and carbon monoxide) by 13 per cent, reduced water consumption by 17 per cent and waste generation by 55 per cent compared to the same period in 2019.
Significant environmental results became possible due to a set of implemented measures aimed at reducing the Company’s impact on the environment and reducing the volume of gas transit.
“The GTS operator of Ukraine is constantly working to improve environmental standards in accordance with leading international practices,” said Pawel Stanczak, Deputy General Director for Development and Transformation of GTSOU. “This is an integral part of the Company’s development strategy. We are consistently replacing outdated equipment with more modern and ecological ones, introducing new methods for diagnosing gas leaks and energy-saving technologies, thereby reducing the impact on the environment. Our goal is to create the basis for the further integration of GTSOU into European energy markets, taking into account environmental requirements.”
Other than reducing CO2 emissions, GTSOU also saved 1.8 million cubic metres of methane by identifying and eliminating sources of leaks at infrastructure facilities. In this regard, specialised mobile laboratories examined 147 thousand potential sources of leaks. As a result, their intensity has been almost halved.