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Electricity production as an effective solution for associated petroleum gas utilization in the reformed Russian electricity market

Publication Details
Authors: Vanadzina Evgenia, Gore Olga, Viljainen Satu, Tynkkynen Veli-Pekka
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International Conference On The European Energy Market
Title of parent publication: 12th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), 2015
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not known

Russia leads the list of countries in which most flaring occurs, with an estimated 15-37 BMC of associated petroleum gas (APG) being burned in Siberian oil fields annually. In view of the environmental impact of flaring and ineffective use of energy resource, fees for flaring are being increased from 2012. Significantly increased fines pose a challenge for oil producers, which have focused only on oil production. A number of solutions for utilizing APG are currently used in Russia: processing of APG in gas processing plants, re-injection of gas back into the oil field, and production of heat and power for the needs of the oil industry. These commonly used options for APG utilization are analyzed and discussed in this paper, taking into account the specific features of the Russian oil and gas market and barriers presented by monopolies in the gas export and gas processing industry. Analysis of the utilization options indicates the appropriateness of APG as a fuel for effective power production within Russia’s reformed electricity market.

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