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Environmental protection


  • Russian entities cut air pollutant emissions by 7.2%.

  • Waste management targets were met: waste recovery corresponded to the volume of waste generated.

  • All production waste generated by the russian entities was fully disposed of, and the amount of pre-privatization waste decreased by 17%. 

Fresh water

LUKOIL HSE Policy for 21st century sets forth obligations for the rational use of natural resources (including water), and is aimed at:

• Minimizing impacts from business activity, including a reduction in the use of water resources.

• Decreasing the dependence of production facilities on possible external negative factors, including natural ones (droughts, the drying up of reservoirs, the contamination of underground springs).

Fresh air

  • In 2019 Russian entities cut air pollutant emissions by 7.2%.

The main measures of the environmental safety program in Russia in relation to pollutant emissions into the atmosphere comprise:

• Upgrading and constructing new generation facilities at electrical energy sector entities that are equipped with improved automated systems to regulate fuel combustion processes and heat losses and minimize emissions of pollutants

• Replacements or upgrades according to the principle of utilizing the best available technology and equipment at industrial facilities

• Use of emission trapping and treatment systems

Clean land

  • In 2019 the ratio of recycled waste to newly formed waste was equal to one.

Our main approach to the management of industrial waste consists of applying the latest technologies that reduce waste generation, preventing excessive build-ups of waste at LUKOIL Group entity facilities, placing waste at specialized facilities that meet modern requirements, and the timely and safe disposal of waste.

According to the respective environmental hazard classification, most generated waste is attributed to Class 4 (low-hazard) or Class 5 (nonhazardous), and is mostly recycled.

The share of hazardous waste (hazard classes 1 and 2) that contain substances that are dangerous to people's lives and health and can cause irreparable changes to environmental systems amounts to 0.01% of the total volume of generated waste; such waste is subject
to mandatory disposal. Hazard Class 3 (moderate) waste includes a portion of oil-containing waste (with an oil product content in excess of 15%). This comprises around 10% of the total volume of generated waste.

The Company has switched to a sumpless well-drilling concept, according to which generated drilling waste is not stored/landfilled at the drill sites, but is sent for use or neutralization, which ensures that the key performance indicator for waste-handling is met.

We pay careful attention to the quality of waste disposal works carried out by contractors, and monitor their operations as part of concluded contracts: waste-handling methods, the state of the in-process control system, and the availability of the necessary resources to fulfill contractual obligations are verified. LUKOIL Group entities are continuously expanding their level of interaction with contractors in order to improve the quality of their work.

  • The amount of pre-privatization waste decreased by 17%.