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Bashneft Planted 17,000 Trees in Bashkortostan

27 May 2021

Bashneft, a subsidiary of Rosneft Oil Company, participated in the all-country environment project Green Spring and planted 17,000 seedlings at the square of 60 hectares in Bashkortostan, the main region of the company's operation.

The landscape gardening events took part in different sides of the republic: the oilmen planted Royalty decorative hybrid apple trees, rare for these areas, in the park of Yanaul town, a new spruce forest with 6,000 seedlings was planted in the Dyurtyulinsky District near Nizhnemancharovo village, and more than 9,000 spruce and pine seedlings were planted in the Chishmincky and Ufimsky Districts.

Within Green Spring project, Bashneft employees also took part in the clean-ups on the territories of the affiliated child-care facilities. The employees of Bashneft-Petrotest service research enterprise improved the territory of the Izgelek orphanage in the Oktyabrsky city, and their colleagues from Bashheft-Dobycha enterprise renewed the playground, planted trees and gave sports equipment, school kits, and toys to the children in Mikhailovka village, the Ufimsky District. Also, Bashneft attended the clean-up in the Nadezhda social shelter for children and teenagers in the Ishimbaysky District.

In total, Bashneft is planning to plant the republic with seedlings of various types of trees at a square of more than 600 hectares in 2021.

Note for Editors:

Bashneft is implementing a large-scale nature protection programme in the main regions of operation. In 2020, more than 5.6 billion roubles were allocated to these aims. In particular, the investments were allocated for the gas programme, through which Bashneft ensured a high level of associated petroleum gas utilization in Bashkortostan - up to 96% (standard is at least 95%), while at the largest field in the republic, the Arlanskoye field, this indicator reached 99%. Bashneft recycled over 155,000 tons of oily wastes. The recycling process is organized on specialised sites using advanced technologies that have passed state environmental assessment and are most environmentally friendly. Moreover, Bashneft reclaimed over 1,500 hectares of lands in the area of oil fields development in Bashkortostan.

In 2020, Bashneft stepped up a number of green initiatives aimed at replenishment of water resources in Bashkortostan, Nenets and Khanty-Mansi autonomous areas. Bashneft workers released over 1.2 million highly valued fish fry into water bodies of these regions and cleared 5.5 square kilometres of coastal areas from household wastes. The Bashkortostan oilmen also planted over 240,000 fir and pine trees on an area of 60 hectares in several Bashkortostan districts.

Information Division
May 27, 2021

Keywords: Environmental News 2021