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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (First Edition - Last updated on 11/19/2007)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A1b - Fuel Combustion Activities - Energy Industries - Petroleum Refining
Sector: Industrial : Petroleum Refining

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Associated gas

♦ Greenhouse gas: Methane ( CH4 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 10.06 tonnes of CH4 Emitted (211.32 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CH4 emission]
Reference: IPCC (1997). Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (Revised Guidelines). Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Published: IGES, Japan. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/gl/invs1.htm

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 12,454,194,856 scf of Associated gas
Basis: Data
Reference: Gough, A. (2007). Personal communication (data from the CEC's Quarterly Fuels and Energy Report) between Larry Hunsaker of the CA Air Resources Board and Andrea Gough of the California Energy Commission. Summer 2007.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CH4 emission = 1.000E-06 g / btu
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Volume 2, Chapter 2: Energy. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf
Parameter: Heat content = 808 btu / scf
Reference: Wang, D. M. (2007). Personal communication between Larry Hunsaker, CA Air Resources Board and Michael D. Wang, Senior Advisor, Western States Petroleum Association. Summer 2007.
Constant: Global warming potential of CH4 = 21
Reference: IPCC (1996). Second Assessment Report. Climate Change 1995: WG I - The Science of Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; J.T. Houghton, L.G. Meira Filho, B.A. Callander, N. Harris, A. Kattenberg, and K. Maskell (eds.); Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, U.K.

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity —

Amount: 8.080E-04 g of CH4 per scf of Associated gas
0.017 g of CO2eq. per scf of Associated gas
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