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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 - Distillate

♦ Greenhouse gas: Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 2.936E-02 tonne of N2O Emitted (9.10 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel N2O 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 = 352,800 gal of Distillate
Basis: Data
Reference: Schremp, G. (2007). Personal communication (data from the Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act [PIIRA] M-13 Survey Form) between Larry Hunsaker of the CA Air Resources Board and Gordon Schremp of the California Energy Commission. Summer 2007.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel N2O emission = 6.000E-07 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 = 138,690 btu / gal
Reference: USEPA (2007). Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2005. United States Environmental Protection Agency. EPA 430-R-07-002. Annex 2.1 (Tables A-31, A-32, A-35, and A-36). April 15, 2007. Washington DC. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/usgginv_archive.html
Constant: Global warming potential of N2O = 310
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: 0.0832 g of N2O per gal of Distillate
25.8 g of CO2eq. per gal of Distillate
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