Other environmental data

Air emissions

 

Unit

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

 

IPIECA

SASB

GRI

Acid gases and VOCs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sulphur oxides (SOx)

Thousand tonnes

36

65

74

81

83

 

ENV-5

EM-EP-120a.1

305-7

Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Thousand tonnes

118

108

111

107

113

 

ENV-5

EM-EP-120a.1

305-7

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Thousand tonnes

47

55

59

95

153

 

ENV-5

EM-EP-120a.1

305-7

Ozone-depleting emissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CFCs/halons/trichloroethane

Tonnes

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

ENV-5

305-6

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)

Tonnes

6

8

9

7

8

 

ENV-5

305-6

Spills

 

Unit

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

 

IPIECA

SASB

GRI

Spills [A] [B]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sabotage spills – volume [C]

Thousand tonnes

1.4

2.3

1.8

1.4

4.0

 

ENV-6

EM-EP-160a.2

306-3

Sabotage spills – number

Number

122

156

109

62

49

 

ENV-6

EM-EP-160a.2

306-3

Operational spills - volume

Thousand tonnes

0.4

0.2

0.9

0.4

0.8

 

ENV-6

EM-EP-160a.2

306-3

Nigeria [D]

Thousand tonnes

0.02

0.03

0.4

0.1

0.3

 

ENV-6

EM-EP-160a.2

306-3

Rest of the world

Thousand tonnes

0.4

0.2

0.5

0.3

0.5

 

ENV-6

EM-EP-160a.2

306-3

Operational spills – number

Number

69

67

93

102

69

 

ENV-6

EM-EP-160a.2

306-3

Nigeria [E]

Number

11

7

15

10

8

 

ENV-6

EM-EP-160a.2

306-3

Rest of the world

Number

58

60

78

92

61

 

ENV-6

EM-EP-160a.2

306-3

Hurricane spills – volume [F]

Thousand tonnes

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

 

ENV-6

EM-EP-160a.2

306-3

[A]

All spill volumes and numbers are for hydrocarbon spills of more than 100 kilograms. We have updated some of our historical figures following a review of the data.

[B]

As of the end of March 2021, there were 2 spills under investigation in Nigeria that may result in adjustments.

[C]

All sabotage- and theft-related spills have occurred in Nigeria except in 2016 (0.001 thousand tonnes).

[D]

Nigeria includes SPDC onshore operations and SNEPCo offshore operations.

[E]

Nigeria includes SPDC onshore operations (11 operational spills in 2020) and SNEPCo offshore operations (zero operational spills in 2020).

[F]

2017 data reflect four spills caused by Hurricane Harvey in the USA.

Water use and discharge

 

Unit

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

 

IPIECA

SASB

GRI

Water use and discharge [A] [B]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh water withdrawn

Million cubic metres

171

192

199

204

198

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Fresh water consumed

Million cubic metres

127

145

147

154

154

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-5

Fresh water returned [B]

Million cubic metres

45

46

53

51

44

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Fresh water withdrawn by business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upstream

Million cubic metres

6

8

11

11

10

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Integrated Gas

Million cubic metres

3

4

4

6

3

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Downstream

Million cubic metres

159

177

182

185

183

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Other

Million cubic metres

3

3

3

2

2

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Fresh water withdrawn by country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA

Million cubic metres

92

108

109

98

81

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Canada

Million cubic metres

21

23

24

37

57

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Singapore

Million cubic metres

19

22

22

23

15

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Netherlands

Million cubic metres

16

17

16

16

16

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Germany

Million cubic metres

13

12

14

14

13

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Rest of the world

Million cubic metres

10

11

15

16

16

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Fresh water withdrawn by source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface

Million cubic metres

94

98

102

100

92

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Ground

Million cubic metres

18

18

21

24

29

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Public utilities [C]

Million cubic metres

60

76

77

79

71

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Other [E]

Million cubic metres

0

0

0

2

7

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.1

303-3

Produced water disposed

Million cubic metres

88

92

96

100

99

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.2

Produced water reinjected

Million cubic metres

21

21

22

26

23

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.2

Produced water discharged

Million cubic metres

51

51

49

54

55

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.2

Produced water exported for disposal or reuse

Million cubic metres

16

19

25

20

21

 

ENV-1

EM-EP-140a.2

Oil in effluents to surface environment

Thousand tonnes

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.2

1.0

 

ENV-2

EM-EP-140a.2

Oil in produced water

Thousand tonnes

0.9

0.9

0.9

0.9

0.8

 

ENV-2

EM-EP-140a.2

[A]

Fresh water figures do not include once-through cooling water.

[B]

We have updated some of our historical figures following a review of the data.

[C]

Defined as fresh water returned back to a freshwater source.

[D]

Includes imported steam.

[E]

Includes harvested rainwater and surface run-off collected for usage.

Waste management

 

Unit

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

 

IPIECA

SASB

GRI

Waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total waste disposed

Thousand tonnes

2,020

2,113

1,999

2,020

2,148

 

ENV-7

306-3

Hazardous waste disposed

Thousand tonnes

555

698

592

638

658

 

ENV-7

306-3

Non-hazardous waste disposed

Thousand tonnes

1,465

1,414

1,407

1,382

1,491

 

ENV-7

306-3

Waste beneficially reused, recycled or recovered [A]

Thousand tonnes

465

441

419

533

653

 

ENV-7

306-4

[A]

Not included in total waste disposed.