Statoil: pushing the limits further
”The difference between this station and our others is that we have taken even greater consideration of the environment instead of being satisfied with compliance to established norms. Aside from all the technical solutions we have, for example, replaced standard shop fittings with materials like MDF-board, recycled cardboard and raw steel. At the same time we have done our best to eliminate the use of PVC in the shop,” says Statoil’s station manager Thomas Zackrisson. ”We have a larger selection of environmentally-labelled products than is normal but we don’t try to tell our customers what they should buy. Nonetheless, there is at least one environmentally-labelled alternative in the majority of product groups”. ”We have alternative fuels as well. E85 for ethanol powered cars and E5, that consists of 5 percent ethanol, which is a fuel that all cars can run on. The E5 environmental fuel is in the same price class as petrol but it has a lower environmental impact. Even our diesel, Statoil Class 1 Bio, which contains 2 percent RME is environmentally classified.”
Statoil also contributes to reducing packaging by selling windscreen washer fluid in bulk. There are a number of sorting alternatives for waste and a mill for plastic that cuts packaging waste volume by 90 percent. Furthermore, Statoil is testing 100 percent recirculation of water from the car wash. The authorities demand 80 percent. If the station was to be moved sometime in the future there will be no residual damage to the environment because the ground is protected by a subterranean rubbermat that collects any oil that might be spilled.