Energy efficiency in our operations

Mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Energy efficiency requires a continuous process of searching for opportunities for improvement in the fields of technology, design, and operating and maintenance procedures. It has always played a part in our projects and operations, being prominent since 2006 in ambitious plans and goals to reduce the energy and carbon intensity of our operations.

Efficiency to reduce emissions

The ongoing monitoring of our energy and carbon plans aims to ensure operational excellence in terms of our processes’ energy performance, which is key to reducing our carbon intensity and moving towards the goal of zero net emissions by 2050. In this regard, Repsol has recently established the aim of achieving net zero emissions, scope 1 + 2 in operated assets, by 2050, aligned with the Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter's (OGDC) commitment announced during COP28. In 2021, Repsol had already established the aim of reducing its scope 1+2 emissions in operated assets by 55% by 2030 compared to 2016. Moreover, a plan for the 2021-2025 period is underway, with the aim of achieving an additional reduction of 1.5 Mt CO2 by 2025 compared to 2020, which includes, among others, electrification projects, energy integration of units, process optimization, efficient operation of facilities, and reduction of methane emissions.


Reducing routine flaring

Flares are a key factor for our facilities and environment safety. Since 2016, we have adhered to the World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative, in which we commit to finding viable technical and economical solutions for minimizing routine flaring as soon as possible and no later than 2030. Our goal is to reduce CO2 equivalent emissions from this activity by 50% by 2025 in E&P operated assets, whose baseline was established in 2018.


Reducing the intensity of methane emissions

The detection, monitoring, and reduction of methane emissions throughout the gas chain is of great importance given the role of natural gas in the energy transition and the potent global warming potential of methane. Repsol has established the goal of reducing its methane intensity to 0.20% by 2025 in its E&P operated assets, a value recognized as an operational excellence standard for the oil and gas sector by international bodies such as UNEP, which has enabled it to actively participate in collective commitments in this area:

  • Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions, an initiative from the Oil Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), which includes the Satellite Monitoring Program. This program collects data on methane plumes with high-resolution technology and shares this information with local operators to help them identify and mitigate sources of emission.
  • Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter (OGDC), initiative announced at COP28, which includes the commitment to achieve methane emissions close to zero by 2030. Repsol also adopts this aim individually.
  • Methane Guiding Principles (MGP), of which Repsol is a founding member. MGP, together with IOGP, OGCI, and EDF, aim to share experiences to help companies reduce methane emissions and gas flaring.

Through the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative Investment Fund, we invest in solutions aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions by increasing energy efficiency.

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Calculating our products' carbon footprint

We analyze the carbon footprint of our products in all stages of their life cycle. The methodology that we use for the calculation is ISO 14067 based, an international standard that validates the rigor of our work. Energy efficiency projects are fundamental in reducing the carbon footprint at the stages in which we have operational control.

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Net zero emissions by 2050

We are the first energy company to take on the commitment of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.