Sustainability & Energy Transition

Trusted guidance to help you reduce carbon emissions — upstream to downstream.

Climate change is impacting the energy industry now more than ever, with most companies enhancing strategies to support energy efficiency, emissions reduction, decarbonization, methane intensity targets, and water conservation. Disclosing climate-related risks, regulations, emissions targets, carbon pricing, investment and financial pressures, and demand destruction requires a competitive approach to asset operations. Solomon can help.

Our approach:

  • Understand the Baseline – Assess your operations against peers using Solomon's trusted benchmark data and best practices, including EII® – Energy Intensity Index™, the recognized gold standard used for measuring energy efficiency. 
  • Frame Improvement Opportunities – Define practical recommendations based on a best practice assessment leveraging the most comprehensive database of comparative performance analysis in the energy industry.
  • Implement Set realistic targets, develop action plans, outline roadmaps, and monitor improvements.

The reputation of Solomon’s Energy Intensity Index™ (EII®) metric as a trusted standard in the refining industry prompted the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate EII as a measure to certify US petroleum refineries for energy efficiency under the EPA’s and US Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR® program.

Achieve results:

  • Improve investor propositions and mitigate climate related risk
  • Understand achievable targets, timelines and options
  • Reduce energy and water consumption with efficient operations
  • Minimize flaring and other sources of hydrocarbon loss and emissions
  • Improve reliability, reduce unplanned emissions, and optimize operations

Solomon advantage

  • Experts averaging >25 years of operating experience ensures actionable insight and practical solutions.
  • 40+ years of energy industry knowledge and capabilities, applying best practices of top industry performers.
  • World Oil Refining Logistics and Demand (WORLD) Model® and databases.
  • Proprietary databases spanning the value chain, including: EII® – Energy Intensity Index™, CEI™ – Carbon Emissions Index™, CWB® – Complexity-Weighted Barrel™, CWT® – Complexity-Weighted Tonne™, and ESI™ – Energy Sustainability Index™.


According to the IEA, energy efficiency could enable the world to achieve more than 40% of the emissions cuts needed to reach its climate goals without new technology.

Marathon Names Solomon Recipient of Sustainability Partnership Award

Sustainability Partnership Award
“We’ve been very focused on energy efficiency in our refining business — it’s probably the most important way we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in refining. Solomon has really good benchmarking on that; we’ve been doing it for quite a while.” JACK P. WILLIAMS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EXXONMOBIL, MARCH 2021 INVESTOR DAY

Sustainability Investment Analysis

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Refineries to Remain Competitive Under Potential Climate Change Scenarios

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Third Party Engagements

  • Establish consistent performance metrics for tracking and reporting performance.
  • Support operator focus on improving energy performance.
  • Provide regional trends, insight, and outlooks based on benchmark information.
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Overcoming Obstacles to Improve Energy Efficiency in Refining

"When evaluating energy efficiency opportunities, non-energy cost impacts are often undervalued. Focusing on energy usage alone limits the potential savings that refiners can achieve in total. Instead, companies need to look at the big picture—how energy efficiency improvements affect operating and maintenance costs, GHG emissions and water use." Kevin Proops, Vice President Refining & Logistics

New Energy Efficiency Metric in Fuels & Lube Studies to Support Carbon Emissions Strategies

New metric will allow refiners to compare the efficiency of energy supplied to the refinery alongside the traditional assessment of the energy efficiency of the refinery process units using the Energy Intensity Index™ (EII®) metric, a familiar and established industry-leading metric of comparative performance for a refinery’s
energy consumption within similar facilities.

Sustainability Presentation - AFPM 2021 Annual Meeting

Charles J. Reith, Jr., Solomon's Chief Executive Officer spoke at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) 2021 Annual Meeting Virtual Edition on 13 April 2021.

Energy Efficiency, More Crucial Than Ever - ERTC Virtual 2020

Presentation delivered at the European Refining Technology Conference (ERTC) Virtual Conference 2020. Learn how energy efficiency projects can deliver savings well beyond energy alone, and how non-energy OpEx is significantly influenced by EII levels.