ConocoPhillips Releases Sustainability Report, Opinion Research Numbers

by | Dec 12, 2007

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ConocoPhillips has made its 2006 Sustainable Development Report available online (PDF).

conoco3.jpgOverall, Total energy consumption by ConocoPhillips in 2006 was approximately 827 trillion BTUs, an increase of 10 percent from 2005.

The company says that growth in operations has increased its total GHG emissions, although levels of GHG emissions per unit of production remain steady. The company’s total 2006 CO2 equivalent GHG emissions were approximately
62.3 million metric tons, an increase of 13 percent from 2005.

The company’s SOx emissions in 2006 were about 59,600 metric tons, a decrease of 17 percent from 2005.

NOx emissions in 2006 were about 119,000 metric tons, an increase of 31 percent from 2005.

PM emissions in 2006 were about 6,700 metric tons, a decrease of 14 percent from 2005.

VOC emissions in 2006 were approximately 193,000 metric tons, an increase of 24 percent from 2005.

ConocoPhillips says that CO2 capture and storage has the potential to remove five percent of current annual global CO2 emissions or about 1 billion metric tons per year by 2050.

You can see the rest of the performance metrics here.

In an interesting aside, ConocoPhillips included national opinion research that it conducted to gauge public opinion of the energy industry. The company says early results showed positive movement compared to the benchmark research undertaken one year earlier.

The company embarked on a nationwide “community outreach effort,” which most of us refer to as a marketing campaign,  in 2006 to “engage the American public in a dialogue on energy.”


More than two-thirds of respondents stated that communication by energy companies with the American public in 2007 was the same as or better than in 2006, 22 percent said it was worse. While favorability ratings of large energy companies did not change significantly from 2006 to 2007, the study showed a decrease in the percentage of respondents stating that they had an unfavorable opinion of the industry.


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