The Petromidia refinery, including Divizia Petrochimica reduced last year the sulphe oxide (SO2) emissions with 3.5% against 2016, but registered an increase of the nitrogen oxide (Nox) from 492 tonnes in 2016 to 514 tonnes in 2017. In its turn, Rafinaria Vega registered a huge quantity of emissions of SO2 with 242 kg in 2017, as compared to 201 kg in 2016, as well as emissions of Nox slightly higher, from 60.81 tonnes in 2016 to 63.47 tonnes in 2017, according to the report of sustainability for 2017 published by KMG International (former Grup Rompetrol).
“All the obligations of conformity were met in 2017, the Unity for Refinery registering a drop of 5% of its emissions of CO2 against 2016. When referring to the emissions of So2 and Nox although in legal limits, there were fluctuations registered in the Unity of Refinery (refineries Petromidia and Vega and the Division Petrochemical)”, shows the document.
As regards the generation of other waste, the rate of recovery of waste for the Petromidia refinery in 2017 was 91% with a rate of waste generation of 3 kg of waste/tonne of processed raw material.
‘The total volume of the waste produced by Rafinaria Vega was 980.08 tonnes and the Unitatea de Retail generated a total volume of waste of 4,808.52 tonnes, divided between Rompetrol Downstream (4,738.91 tonnes) and Rompetrol Gas (69.61 tonnes)”, the authors of the document say.