Improve energy efficiency

The energy, industrial and transport sectors emit more than 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, but a significant proportion of this energy is wasted due to inefficiencies. OGCI is working on ways to improve energy and carbon efficiency in member companies’ own operations and throughout other sectors critical to achieving global climate goals.

What OGCI is doing

OGCI’s upstream carbon intensity target

Our target in detail
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    Includes CO2 and
    methane emissions

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    Covers operated upstream
    oil and gas assets

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    Practical near-term step

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    Reported and independently reviewed annually

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    Consistent with support for Paris goals

How we reduce carbon emissions
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    Improve energy efficiency

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    Co-generate electricity and useful heat

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    Zero routine flaring

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    Electrify operations with renewables where possible

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    Near zero methane emissions

OGCI’s upstream carbon intensity target

Our target in detail
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    Includes CO2 and methane emissions

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    Covers operated upstream oil and gas assets

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    Practical near-term step

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    Reported and independently reviewed annually

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    Consistent with support for Paris goals

How we reduce carbon emissions
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    Improve energy efficiency

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    Co-generate electricity and useful heat

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    Zero routine flaring

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    Electrify operations with renewables where possible

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    Near zero methane emissions

Understanding OGCI’s carbon intensity target

Beyond upstream

We are developing a methodology and a baseline to measure carbon intensity in refineries. OGCI will be working on specific actions on emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas to liquids (GTL), to take our collective ambitions further.

Knowledge sharing

The Energy Efficiency in Industry workstream is working on initiatives designed to help member companies accelerate their use of energy management as a near-term decarbonization lever, especially focusing on optimizing electrification pathways.

We are identifying and sharing good practices to improve energy management in our own operations, the wider industry and beyond.

New technologies

Both member companies and OGCI Climate Investments are identifying and accelerating deployment of innovative energy efficiency technologies in transport, industry and buildings. Member companies are also working closely with portfolio companies to test and deploy new technologies.

What OGCI member companies are doing to reduce carbon intensity

Member companies are focusing on flaring reduction, efficiency improvements, electrification and the integration of renewables in their operations.

EQUINOR – A world leader in carbon efficiency

Equinor has eliminated around 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over the past decade through a series of energy efficiency initiatives.

TOTAL – Energy efficiency in action

Total’s $300 million Energy Efficiency Plan, introduced in 2018, aims to reduce CO2 emissions by around one million tonnes per year in its refining and chemical operations.

What OGCI Climate Investments is doing to reduce carbon emissions

We invest in technologies that increase energy efficiency in power, industry, transport and buildings.

Boston Metal

Boston Metal has developed a novel technology that enables a more efficient, more environmentally sustainable, and less costly production of critical metals, including steel.

Norsepower

Norsepower designs and manufactures mechanical rotor sails that provide auxil­iary propulsion power for large ships, reducing their fuel consumption and associated emissions.

XL Fleet Electrification

XL offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid electrification systems that improve fuel economy and reduce emissions in commercial fleet vehicles.

Achates Power

Achates is developing high fuel-efficiency opposed-piston engines that aim to significantly reduce carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions

75F

75F delivers significant energy savings to commercial buildings with predictive, proactive automation of HVAC and lighting systems through a suite of wireless sensors, equipment controllers and cloud-based software.

OnTruck

Ontruck is a digital road freight platform connecting carriers and shippers more efficiently. Ontruck removes carbon emissions generated from empty trucks, enabling a more sustainable future of transportation.

2019 OGCI Report

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