4 CSR AND NON-FINANCIAL INFORMATION - Limiting our environmental impact and operating in a safe environment
RUBIS ÉNERGIE DJIBOUTI: INAUGURATION OF A NEW GAS STATION
On September 15, 2019, the new RUBiS gas station at PK12 (kilometer mark 12) was inaugurated in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Yonis Ali Guedi, Minister of Energy in charge of natural resources, and Mr. Christian Cochet, Chief Executive Officer of Rubis Énergie. Ideally located just outside Djibouti, at the start of National Road 1, which is the compulsory passage for all heavy goods vehicles in transit to Ethiopia, this new site almost instantly became the spearhead of the Rubis network in Djibouti. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the PK12 gas station offers a full range of services to automotive customers, with a special focus on HGV drivers. As far as automotive fuel supplies are concerned, holders of our Dromadaire card, unique in Djibouti, can easily pay for their fuel.
But PK12 offers much more than fuel: wide access, parking, high-pressure truck wash, lubricants, a cafeteria offering local products, all with a smile! A vast store, developed in partnership with the Casino Group’s Proxy brand, also offers motorists a wide selection of food products, accessories and basic necessities. At its inauguration, the Minister of Energy underlined the social impact of such a gas station, located on the outskirts of the densely populated district of Balbala, in particular with the creation of 15 local jobs. Rubis’ Djibouti subsidiary is now focusing on rural areas to provide easy access to automotive fuel for all inhabitants of the Republic of Djibouti.
• Rubis Énergie: The Rubis Énergie distribution subsidiary operating in the Channel Islands (FSCI) launched an HVO biofuel marketing campaign in 2019 . HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) is a synthetic diesel fuel that complies with the European renewable energy directive. This biofuel is made from raw materials: vegetables, residues and waste. It has the same chemical structure as standard automotive fuel, but is not derived from fossil sources. It can be used in most diesel engines without any prior modification, which taps into the full potential of its environmental qualities. It has a high
Rubis Terminal’s LNG storage project: Elengy and Rubis Terminal signed a cooperation agreement to launch preliminary studies for the implementation of an LNG storage facility at the Reichstett terminal (Bas-Rhin). The objective is to meet the retail LNG needs of central-western Europe for road and river transport, and for industry. Chemically similar to LPG, its combustion properties are fairly close to those of diesel. LNG can reduce CO 2 emissions by up to 30% and, above all, virtually eliminate pollutant emissions: -99% sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ), -95% carbon monoxide, and between -50 and -90% of nitrogen oxides (NO X );
cetane number and reduces carbon emissions by 75%, in life cycle analysis, compared to conventional diesel. In Jersey, our subsidiary received an initial delivery of HVO to perform tests on its own fleet of cars and trucks, and also on the heavy-duty vehicles of customers who will order volumes in early 2020. Moreover, Rubis Énergie is developing additional services for its customers, besides the sale of conventional fuels in stations (see inset above).
RESULTS Energy production and consumption of the industrial sites
In 2019, the net energy consumption of Rubis Terminal sites was up 2.6% compared with 2018. This change is related to product diversification and the increased storage of heated products that require energy to keep their temperature stable (carbon black at 50°C and bitumen at 170°C).
The refinery is equipped with 2 cogeneration combustion turbines and a main boiler. However, one turbine had to be permanently shut down due to curative maintenance work. In 2019, the Rubis Énergie refinery activity produced 118% of its electricity requirements (88,937 GJ of electricity produced compared
with 75,146 GJ used) and the total volume of energy produced (electricity and steam) accounted for 34.5% of the energy consumed over the period, stable compared to 2018.