The activities carried out by KMG International comply with the environmental legislation for each country where the Group operates. In each of these markets we strive to develop a sustainable business respecting the environment, being part of it, while pursuing economic performance. The commitments and measures adopted by KMG International are set by the environmental strategy the Group developed and adopted with the aim of ensuring a predictable and successful long-term approach towards the environment.
Quality of fuel:
The emphasis was set on preparing gasoline and diesel fuels which meet the quality standards required on external (Euro 5 products) and internal markets (Euro 5 with Bio products). To this end, all the fuels produced by Rompetrol Rafinare were recertified for Quality, Environment, and Occupational Health and Safety Management systems in 2015.
As part of our commitment to achieving the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, we strive to preserve water across our operations and ensure that wastewater is properly treated prior to discharge to avoid degradation to the surrounding environment.
All Group operations closely follow the requirements of water and environmental permits and have groundwater monitoring systems in place to monitor water quality in upstream, inside and downstream refining facilities.
In 2019, values set forth in the integrated environmental authorization regarding groundwater quality were not exceeded at Petromidia or Vega refineries, just as the LEVs for land industrial use (7 monitoring points inside Petromidia refinery and 2 proof sample points at Vadu and Năvodari) recorded no exceeding values. Moreover, for both the Retail and Trading Business Units of the Group monitoring systems are in place, in conformity with water and environmental regulations requirements.
In the reporting period, Petromidia refinery’s total water input saw a considerable decrease, from 5,906 thousand m3 in 2018, to 5,684 thousand m3 in 2019. Following the same path, Vega Refinery also managed to decrease its water consumption compared to the previous year, from 902.87 thousand m3 in 2018 to 819,39 thousand m3 in 2019, with the industrial water supply being provided by water extracted from P1, P2 and P6 own drilling. While the recycled water at Vega was the same as the previous years, namely 1,272,644 m3 of treated wastewater discharged, there was a significant decrease in Petromidia’s Refinery wastewater discharge, from the 7.2 million m3 in in 2018, to 6.6 million m3 in 2019.
For more clarity, Petromidia managed to reduce its water consumption considerably, with 8,410,087 m3 of treated wastewater generated on the Petromidia platform in 2019, compared to 9,443,704 m3 in the previous year. Of this, 6,644,871 m3 were discharged at VADU, while 1,765,216 m3 were being reused. The reused water (recycled) on Petromidia platform was 20.9% of total water withdrawal.
Regarding the Group’s Retail Business Unit, an increase in water input was recorded in 2019 by Rompetrol Downstream due to the expansion of the Group’s retail network from 157, 355 m3 in 2018 to 178,532 m3 in 2019. Of this, 163,973 m3 were discharged into the sewage systems, with the remaining amount being discharged into ponds. For 20 locations where water supply comes from drilled sources there are reports of water quality monitoring wells in sanitary protection zone.
Rompetrol Gas maintained a consistency in its water consumption, with a 0,1% decrease from 2018, to 6,060 m3 in 2019. All 3 Rompetrol Gas depots supply with water from drill source, being permanently monitoring.