Learn more about our actions to reduce emissions from our operations.
Energy efficiency is one of the largest and lowest cost ways to extend our world's energy supplies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In our own operations, we focus on flare reduction, cogeneration of power and steam, and improving energy efficiency as the key levers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Producing fuel and petrochemicals requires significant amounts of energy. ExxonMobil pursues a variety of projects to improve energy efficiency.
In 2011, our upstream flaring averaged 405 million cubic feet per day, an increase of 16 percent from 2010 and a reduction of 53 percent from 2007.
Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of electricity to power our operations while capturing useful heat or steam for industrial processes — we have interests in about 4900 megawatts of cogeneration capacity around the world.
ExxonMobil is a leader in the development and use of component technologies essential for carbon capture and storage (CCS), which we have focused on in our oil and gas operations for many years.
ExxonMobil is investing more than $100 million in a test facility to develop a technology to make carbon capture and storage less expensive.