China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) has built what is claimed to be the first carbon-neutral fuel station in the country.
The announcement comes as its distributed solar power generation project has officially gone into operation, which has the capacity to offset the power consumption and emissions of the Jiaze Gas Station.
The annual power generation of the solar project is estimated at 127,000kWh to 147,000kWh, which can reduce emissions by 91.2 tons to 105.6 tons.
It is expected to reduce 3,800 tons of carbon emissions, 116 tons of sulphur dioxide emissions and 56 tons of nitrogen oxide emissions throughout the 25-year lifecycle of the project.
The gas station has also implemented other measures to reduce carbon emissions, including oil vapour recovery and sewage recovery and treatment.
Over the next five years, Sinopec plans to install 7,000 solar power stations and Sinopec Jiangsu Oilfield Company intends to build 900 carbon-neutral gas stations.
In addition, Sinopec aims to accelerate the creation of an integrated energy service provider for oil, gas, hydrogen, electricity and non-oil services, promoting clean fossil energy, large-scale non-fossil energy and low carbon production processes to ensure it reaches carbon emissions peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050.