Optimized, effective waste management is integral to petroleum refinery operations. It helps minimize risk to both people and the environment, enhances resource utilization, and reduces costs. This document provides a comprehensive and practical guide to refinery waste management, detailing waste types, waste characterization, and key management processes and technologies. It is mainly designed to offer help to countries with less or no regulatory oversight and guidance in managing the refinery waste and also to improve the existing waste management processes of refineries.
Petroleum refinery waste management and minimization
- 26 September 2023
Ipieca, together with IOGP and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), have released a recommended practices guide to help operators select and deploy methane detection and quantification technologies.
- 14 December 2022
The online Ipieca-IOGP database provides an introduction to energy efficiency measures for oil and gas facilities, and aims to raise awareness and uptake of such technologies and practices across the industry.
- 28 November 2022
The Ipieca-OGCI Natural climate solutions: high carbon stock ecosystems management guidance supports the Paris Agreement goals by setting out the key principles to help energy companies conserve, enhance and restore the high carbon stock ecosystems where they operate.
- 9 November 2022
A summary of the Ipieca-OGCI guidance on natural climate solutions management.