The business performance of the company assumes compliance with all norms and standards of environmental legislation and industrial safety. Galkynysh Gas Field is focused on being a responsible operator so that we can minimize, as far as possible, the impact on the natural environment of our operations. We abide by strict international environmental protection legislation and are actively working on GHG emission reduction initiatives.
Galkynysh Gas Field is aware of the high degree of responsibility to society for maintaining a favorable environmental situation in the territory of its production activities. Respect for the environment, protection of the health of personnel and the population in the regions of presence are among the unconditional priorities of the company.
During the construction of new and modernization of existing facilities of the Galkynysh Gas Refinery, special attention is paid to minimizing the impact of the company's production process on the environment - these issues are a permanent component of the plant's business management system.
The primary objectives of the company in the environmental sector are:
- ensuring environmental safety of construction and operation of facilities for production, processing, transportation and storage of hydrocarbon raw materials;
- ational use of natural resources, reduction of waste and emissions of pollutants, ensuring trouble-free operation of technological equipment;
- modernization of production facilities, the use of new advanced technologies, materials and equipment that reduce the negative impact on the environment.
The effectiveness of the environmental management of the enterprises of Galkynysh Gas Field has been confirmed by high expert assessments. Thus, Galkynysh Gas Field has repeatedly been awarded the title of the best enterprise of Ýolöten in the field of environmental safety and "Leader of environmental activities in Turkmenistan".
Compliance with legislation
On an annual basis the Company undergoes environmental audits and inspections by State authorities. The latest inspection confirmed that Galkynysh Gas Field is in compliance with Turkmenistan's environmental legislation.
Most emissions are generated as a result of combustion of fuel gas in gas turbine units, boilers, process heaters, compressors, and gas and liquid flaring. Galkynysh Gas Field’s operations are associated with air emissions and our objective is to minimize the negative impact that those emissions have. Galkynysh Gas Field manages air emissions based on the limits established in the Environmental Emissions Permit. In order to obtain an Environmental Emissions Permit, draft norms of maximum permissible emissions are developed to consider the maximum load of equipment for the last 2-3 years.
Environmental permit defines measures for prevention of air emissions, land and water emissions, optimization of waste quantity and other measures related to operation of facilities and threshold values of parameters which undergo control.