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Sustainability 2014, 6(10), 6751-6765; doi:10.3390/su6106751

Preliminary Calculation of the EROI for the Production of Gas in Russia

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Arctic Innovation Center of North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, Kulakovskogo 46, Yakutsk 677027, Russia
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Laboratory of Geology of Oil and Gas Fields, Institute of Oil and Gas Problems SB RAS, Oktyabrskaya 1, Yakutsk 677980, Russia
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Received: 2 June 2014 / Revised: 25 July 2014 / Accepted: 22 September 2014 / Published: 29 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources)
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Abstract

Russia is one of the world’s largest producers of energy resources. Production of energy resources in Russia is profitable, both economically and in terms of the energy produced (as measured by EROI). At the present time, Russian oil and gas companies have a policy of energy saving, and data on energy consumption is given in annual reports. Based on these data, we can make the EROI calculation. In 2013, the EROI for the production, transportation and processing of gas for Open joint stock company (OJSC) “Gazprom” was 79:1; for OJSC “NOVATEK”, 76:1; for OJSC “Yakutsk Fuel and Energy Company (YATEC)”, only for production, 116:1. Currently, the situation in the oil and gas industry has come to a point when there is a need for the introduction of an energy audit. View Full-Text
Keywords: EROI; gas production; Russia EROI; gas production; Russia
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Nogovitsyn, R.; Sokolov, A. Preliminary Calculation of the EROI for the Production of Gas in Russia. Sustainability 2014, 6, 6751-6765.

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