Transoil has always considered it a priority to ensure that minimal harm is caused to the environment, and to adopt the latest environmentally-friendly technologies.
Transoil’s environmental policy is governed by Russian legislation. Environmental factors are central to all economic decisions taken at the Company’s plants, whether they involve reconstruction and refitting, or building new facilities for Transoil Group.
For example, flushing and recycling stations (FRS) have been built at the Company’s sites at Kirishi and Kupino, to prepare rolling stock for refills or repairs. These stations use resource-efficient and environmentally safe recycling technology to treat the railway cisterns, whose flushing systems operate in a closed cycle. This prevents the discharge of polluted flushing solutions and stops mixed oil residues reaching the surface of the landscape. At the same time, it takes less time to clean the tanks by comparison with traditional methods (steaming), and open steaming is not used to clean the tank wagons, so less energy is consumed. Transoil presents quarterly reports to the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor).