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In implementing the continuous improvement process for the emissions

Climate Change

Atmospheric emissions

Última actualización 22 oct. 2014
Atmospheric emissions

Inventory of Atmospheric Emissions

In implementing the continuous improvement process for the emissions inventory, during 2011 the following activities were carried out:

Pre-audit for inventory verification in accordance with the guidelines and requirements established by ISO14064, which made it possible to identify opportunities and actions for improvement to the inventory, which will be carried out during 2012.

Inclusion of new operations in the estimate made for 2011

Adjustment of some emission factors

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

In 2011 GHG emissions were estimated at 6,722 kilotons of CO2e, an increase of 17% compared to 2010, mainly due to the inclusion within the inventory of emissions from the Northeast Management Department, an area that became part of Ecopetrol´s operations in June 2010.
 

Annual Emissions (kilotons) of GHG in Ecopetrol
 


Source type

Emissions of CO2e (kilotons)

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011*

Scope 1

5,025

5,335

5,578

5,715

5,540

6,540

Scope 2

114

97

98

167

188

182

TOTAL

5,139

5,432

5,676

5,882

5,728

6,722

 Corresponds to information inventoried for the first three quarters and averaged for the fourth quarter. This data may change once the definitive information is obtained.

Source: Ecopetrol. Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo. Vice Presidency of Services and Technology.

The figure shows the results of the inventory by emissions source (combustion, transportation, venting/process, fugitive emissions, flares and electricity consumption).

Source: Ecopetrol. Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo. Vice Presidency of Services and Technology.

Source: Ecopetrol. Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo. Vice Presidency of Services and Technology.

Source: Ecopetrol. Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo. Vice Presidency of Services and Technology.