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Bashneft Allocates 4.8 Billion Roubles for Environmental Projects

07 November 2022

«Green investments» of Bashneft, an enterprise of Rosneft Group, exceeded 4.8 billion roubles in the first nine months of 2022. Enterprise’s environmental protection measures under implementation are designed to reduce the impact on the atmosphere, increase the utilisation of associated gas, safely dispose of industrial waste, remediate land, implement pipeline reliability programmes, restore forests, replenish fish fauna and meet the requirements of environmental legislation.

Preservation of the environment for future generations is an integral part of the corporate culture of Rosneft. The Company aims to achieve leadership positions in minimising the environmental impact and ensuring the eco-friendliness of its production.

Over the first nine months of 2022, Bashneft has reduced its emissions by 11% Associated petroleum gas utilisation in the main production region, the Republic of Bashkortostan, was 96%.

Bashneft continues its active work to reduce the accumulation of oil-contaminated waste, in particular, at specialised sites using state-of-the-art technologies that have passed state environmental expert review. In the first nine months of 2022, almost 135,000 tonnes of oil sludge were processed. The accumulated volume decreased by 12% in the first nine months.

One of the key areas of Bashneft’s environmental activities is the protection of ecosystems and biodiversity and the replenishment of natural resources. In 2022, Bashneft released over 587,000 fry of valuable fish species into water bodies in the republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, as well as the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District and Nenets Autonomous District.

Bashneft employees planted over 34,000 tree saplings in Bashkortostan over an area of more than 8 hectares as part of the international Garden of Remembrance campaign and the Green Bashkiria republican environmental campaign. Massive planting campaign is conducted in the regions of the Company’s operations – in the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, where conifer seedlings were planted on an area of more than 177 hectares.

Note for Editors:

Bashneft is one of the oldest oil and gas enterprises in the country engaged in oil extraction and processing. The key assets of Bashneft, including the refinery and petrochemical complex, are located in the Republic of Bashkortostan. Oil and gas exploration and production are also carried out in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District—Yugra, Nenets Autonomous District, Orenburg Region and the Republic of Tatarstan.

Information Division
November 7, 2022

Keywords: Environmental news 2022