In 2018, BP Upstream had solid performance against these targets, delivering 1.11 ktCO2e of sustainable emission reduction. BP Angola business contributed 824 ktCO2e of this total.
We reduced our flaring from 4.1 MtCO2e to 2.9 MtCO2e in 2018. This is attributed to the Greater Plutonio FPSO Reduced Flaring emission reduction project, which delivered (between 2018 and 2019) 1.49 MtCO2e in reductions.
Now in 2019, we are working to lead the Upstream in emission reductions again. As of the second quarter, BP Angola has reduced emissions by another 808 ktCO2e, above our commitment of 759 ktCO2e. And we are still working on opportunities to reduce our emissions even more.
BP Angola applied for and received approximately $4 million from the Upstream Lower Carbon Fund in support of purchasing a new Gas Turbine for PSVM to improve power reliability and plant stability and purchase a second LPGC as part of a sparing strategy to reduce downtime during repairs. These two projects are anticipated to reduce emissions between 2019 and 221 by 222 ktCO2e.
BP Angola Lower Carbon Plan
We are working diligently in the region to reduce our carbon footprint. This involves cross functional team work and a region wide mindset shift. Some of the activities supporting our Lower Carbon Plan include:
Our success is achieved through a One Team effort and the great energy across the organization to continue our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.