The oil and gas industry is not only an energy producer but also a major energy consumer. There are two options to save energy – either by using it more efficiently or by using less of it. Both are important goals for OMV as they can help lowering operating costs and reducing environmental impacts.
Over the past decade, we have successfully deployed ISO5001-certified energy management systems at all of our refineries. This enables the incorporation of efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas emissions reductions into the routine operations of every aspect of the businesses. Since 2009, we have introduced projects that have reduced our absolute emissions in refineries by 0.7 mn t. Energy efficiency projects in all business areas include the modernization of our assets, process optimization, and, where appropriate, this has been done with the help of digitalization and new technologies.
Energy efficiency is also enforced through legislation in different countries where OMV operates. For instance the EU energy efficiency directive requires all Member States to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain – from the transformation of energy and its distribution to its final consumption. For OMV this means e.g. investing in initiatives aimed at decreasing fuel consumption in the mobility sector.
Do you have any questions on energy efficiency?
Please do not hesitate to contact our energy efficiency department:
Tel.: +43(0)1 40440-0