Gazprom Takes Swipe at US LNG Emissions
Russian gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream and TurkStream pipelines generate less than three times as much greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as US LNG shipments to the continent, Gazprom said on June 11.
The Russian state gas exporter was providing an update on its progress in reducing its GHG footprint. It noted that its emissions fell by 3.52mn mt of CO2 equivalent in 2019, or by 1.5%. This implies that its emissions totalled around 231mn mt during the year.
Gazprom has become the first Russian company to start computing its emissions based on the Global Temperature Change Potential model for a 100-year period. Applying this model, its carbon footprint was actually 25.2mn mt lower, the company said. Gazprom added that last year it had begun reporting indirect emissions from the use of its products, in addition to direct emissions from production and supply which it already disclosed.
According to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Scope 1 emissions are those from owned or controlled sources; scope 2 covers indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by the reporting company; and scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain.