BY ENERGY TYPE

SHV Energy’s carbon footprint is, by definition, an energy footprint.
That is, the footprint consists purely of emissions caused by energy consumption1.

Fugitive emissions of LPG are not measured. In any case, they are believed to be negligible, and the components of LPG are not classified as greenhouse gases.

Most of the energy use comes from transporting LPG, mainly using heavy-goods vehicles. Therefore, the primary energy type responsible for the footprint is diesel, which is also consumed, to a lesser extent, in terminals, depots and filling plants.

The second most important fuel type is gasoline, which powers cars and vans for deliveries, sales and administration. Electricity powers storage filling operations as well as offices. The proportion of LPG, natural gas and heating oil used is very small. Employee air travel by air and train have been classified as ‘energy types’, because direct fuel consumption data for these are not available2 – in any case, together they account for less than 1% of the corporate footprint.