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

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A1cii - Fuel Combustion Activities - Energy Industries - Manufacture of Solid Fuels and Other Energy Industries - Other Energy Industries
Sector: Industrial : Oil & Gas Extraction

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Crude oil

♦ Greenhouse gas: Methane ( CH4 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 100.34 tonnes of CH4 Emitted (2,107 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 = 242,203,920 gal of Crude oil
Basis: Data
Reference: Campion, J. (2007). Personal communication between Larry Hunsaker of CA Air Resources Board and Jim Campion of the CA Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources. Summer 2007. http://www.conservation.ca.gov/DOG/Pages/Index.aspx

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CH4 emission = 3.000E-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 = 138,095 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 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: 0.414 g of CH4 per gal of Crude oil
8.7 g of CO2eq. per gal of Crude oil
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