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

♦ Category: Industrial Processes and Product Use

IPCC: 2B - Chemical Industry
Sector: Industrial : Manufacturing : Chemicals & Allied Products

♦ Activity: Fuel consumption - Natural gas

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 862,498 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (862,498 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel consumption] * [Heat content] * (1 - [Proportion of carbon stored]) * [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 consumption = 15,756,231,068 scf of Natural gas
Basis: Data
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.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CO2 emission = 0.053 g / btu
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
Parameter: Heat content = 1,032 btu / scf
Reference: EIA (2007). Energy Information Administration. State Energy Consumption, Price, and Expenditure Estimates (SEDS). Available online at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/state.html?q_state_a=ca&q_state=CALIFORNIA
Parameter: Proportion of carbon stored = 0
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: 54.7 g of CO2 per scf of Natural gas
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