Published on 24/03/2020

In January we announced the launch of our carbon neutral gas initiative. This announcement was part of our ongoing commitment making sure we do the right thing for the environment as well as our customers.

One of the negatives of refining natural gas is that it produces carbon emissions and it’s estimated that for every kWh of gas, 0.18kg of CO2 is produced.

To offset the impact that this has on the environment, we've started working in partnership with Carbon Footprint Ltd to support projects around the world, funding renewable energy schemes or backing initiatives that reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.

If you'd like to learn more visit our carbon offset page.

In February, we supplied our customers with 11,090,939 kWh of gas, which means we're offsetting 1,996 tonnes of CO2. In total this year we have set off 3,571 tonnes carbon. 

Let's put it into perspective

It's about 50 times as heavy as The Space Shuttle

When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 71 tonnes. Endeavour had 25 missions and spent in a total of 299 days in the space. 

It's about five and a half times as heavy as Christ the Redeemer.

The statue overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro and weighs 635 tonnes

It's about 20 times as heavy as a house.

An average UK home, unfurnished, weighs around 150 tonnes.