RASGAS IS PROACTIVELY COMMITTED TO THE LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, HAVING DEVELOPED A CORPORATE CULTURE IN WHICH ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IS INTEGRATED INTO ITS PROCESSES AND BEHAVIOURS.
RasGas implements a comprehensive and integrated management system to control the safety, health and environmental risks inherent in RasGas' business.
Known as RasGas Elements for Excellence (RGEE), it provides a framework of policies, procedures and continuous improvement processes that enables RasGas to maximise the safety and welfare of people, property and the environment.
During 2004, for example, RasGas was one of the first Qatari companies to embark on the development of vapour recovery systems on all its liquid loading berths, designed to significantly reduce vented and flared emissions. RasGas has also implemented acid gas injection on three production trains, which will considerably reduce sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide emissions.
The Al Khaleej Gas project (AKG) also brought environmental benefits to Qatar by replacing some of the oil currently used in electricity generation and other applications. To minimise the environmental impact of the project itself, the major waste streams from processing AKG gas (acid gas and produced water) are both re-injected into subsurface reservoirs.
Meanwhile RasGas has taken a lead role in setting up Ras Laffan Industrial City’s (RLIC) Waste Management Facility and, together with RLIC and Qatargas, it has established the Ras Laffan Environmental Association (RLEA). RasGas also initiated ozone modelling for RLIC and the Qatar Airshed Management Association (QAMA).