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

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A2k - Fuel Combustion Activities - Manufacturing Industries and Construction - Construction
Sector: Industrial : Manufacturing : Construction

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Gasoline

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 540,381 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (540,381 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CO2 emission]
Reference: Murtishaw, S., De La Rue du Can, S,. Price, L., Masanet, E., and Simcich, M. (2005). CALEB: California Energy Balance Database, September 12, 2005. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 60,743,965 gal of Gasoline
Basis: Data
Reference: DATA NOT AVAILABLE - Value for this year is assumed to be equal to the average value for the latest 4 years with available data.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CO2 emission = 0.0712 g / btu
Reference: Murtishaw, S., De La Rue du Can, S,. Price, L., Masanet, E., and Simcich, M. (2005). CALEB: California Energy Balance Database, September 12, 2005. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.
Parameter: Heat content = 125,000 btu / gal
Reference: Murtishaw, S., De La Rue du Can, S,. Price, L., Masanet, E., and Simcich, M. (2005). CALEB: California Energy Balance Database, September 12, 2005. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity —

Amount: 8,896 g (i.e. 8.9 kg) of CO2 per gal of Gasoline
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