This month the world has celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd. This day recognises the environmental movement and raises awareness about pollution. It is a chance to reevaluate the way we live to help maintain a clean habitat.
When you think about the global oil and gas industry, we can imagine that the first things you might think of would be far from sustainability and environmentalism. However, the world is constantly moving forward and finding ways of becoming more eco-friendly. The same goes for the commercial oil industry, where companies are finding ways to adopt greener habits. Read on to find out how they are doing so.
How the Oil Industry is Tackling Environmentalism
- Using Less Freshwater & Recycling More Water
It is widely known that the processes used by oil companies use a large amount of water. The two main processes which do so are element separation and fracking. However, in recent years, oil recycling systems have been improved greatly. Between 80-95% of water now used for these processes is recycled, and more resourceful, innovative ways of recycling are still being searched for.
- Using Data & Insights to Minimise Waste
Anyone in the business world will know that information is the key to success! Raising productivity, and minimising expenditure and waste is best controlled using modern technology. Research from this concludes that offshore oil rigs are only performing to 77% of their full potential. There is lots of room for improvement.
Due to this, companies have begun to use smart analytics to their advantage. This results in not only greater returns for themselves, but also cutting back on waste and helping the environment. Using this technology helps to identify wasteful areas and reduces the risk of bottlenecks and accidents.
- Investing In and Using Renewable Energy Sources
Renewable energy is a very popular and profitable market at the moment, and the oil and gas industry is not missing a trick with this, with many investing in it.
Whilst the main reason may be for long-term gain, it doesn’t stop renewable energy sources from benefiting from the investments, in terms of growth and development.
New Greener Trucks at Quad Fuels
Recently we have swapped our old trucks, which had been run to the ground, to newer, more sustainable vehicles. These carry AdBlue kits on board, which is an aqueous urea solution used in modern diesel engine trucks, reducing their nitrogen oxide emissions. AdBlue also enables our drivers to drive more efficiently, with more advanced engines too!
if you have any questions, or would simply like to place an order for fuel, please contact our team and we will do our best to assist you.