Climate

A 24% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions at our operated sites since 2008

Greenhouse gas emissions

Direct greenhouse gas emissions, in millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (100% of emissions at Total-operated sites)

  • 2008: 58
  • 2013: 46
  • 2014: 44 (-24% between 2008 and 2014)

Objective: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% between 2008 and 2015.
On track to meet target ahead of schedule.

Flaring

Amount of associated gas flared in our operated scope (excluding initial start-ups), in millions of cubic meters per day

  • 2005: 15
  • 2013: 8.8
  • 2014: 7.5 (-50% between 2005 and 2014)

We reached our goal of reducing flaring from operated fields (excluding initial start-ups) by 50% between 2005 and 2014

Commitment honored

 In 2000, Total committed to no longer routinely flare associated gas when producing oil from our new projects. Our goal of reducing routine flaring — excluding initial start-ups — by 50% between 2005 and 2014 has been achieved. In 2014, we endorsed the World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative.

Energy efficiency of our facilities

Primary Energy

Net primary energy consumption, in TWh

  • 2012: 159
  • 2013: 157
  • 2014: 153

Group Energy Efficiency Index (GEEI)

(base 100 in 2012)

  • 2012: 100
  • 2013: 102,3
  • 2014: 101,1 (+1% between 2012 and 2014)
  • 2017: 92,5

Objective: Improve energy efficiency by an average of 1.5% a year in exploration, production, refining and petrochemical operations between 2012 and 2017.

Additional efforts

The reduction in net primary energy consumption is the result of efficient refining operations as well as scaled-back exploration and production operations. Our energy efficiency improved compared with 2013, despite the start-up of CLOV in Angola, which adversely impacted overall performance because flaring lasted longer than expected. We are continuing to work to improve the energy efficiency index of our facilities.