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Oil pipeline operator CLH Group targets zero carbon by 2050

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Spanish oil transport and storage company CLH Group has approved a sustainability strategy aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The plan aims to reduce the company’s net emissions of greenhouse gases by 50% by 2025, and make CLH a carbon-neutral organisation by 2050.

The company is working on reducing energy consumption by replacing equipment with more efficient devices, incorporating new technological developments, and purchasing renewable power or generating its own energy at company facilities.

Under the strategy, the CLH2O plan seeks to reduce water consumption, particularly in the cleaning of storage tanks and testing firefighting equipment. In natural services, the company will aim to achieve zero impact on ecosystems that may be impacted by CLH operations, by developing measures for restoration or remediation if necessary.

Additionally, the company has launched two new projects that aim to contribute to more sustainable development, through the use of hydrogen and recycling plastic waste to produce liquid fuel.

According to CLH, the use of pipelines to transport fuels prevents the emission of over 370,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, compared to other means, as it removes more than 670,000 road tankers from the roads.

The CLH Group is the second largest logistics operator in Europe in terms of the extension of its pipeline network and storage capacity. In Spain, the company has a pipeline network of over 4,000km and 39 storage facilities, with capacity for over eight million cubic metres.

In the UK, CLH manages 2,000km of oil pipelines and 13 storage facilities, while in Oman (in cooperation with Orpic), it manages a pipeline network and storage facility.