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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: 2H3 - Other - Other (please specify)
Sector: Industrial : Petroleum Refining : Transformation

♦ Activity: Fuel consumption - Natural gas liquids

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 274,545 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (274,545 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 = 227,262,000 gal of Natural gas liquids
Basis: data
Reference: DATA NOT AVAILABLE - Value for this year is assumed to be equal to the average value for the latest 5 years with available data.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CO2 emission = 0.0668 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 = 90,381 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.
Parameter: Proportion of carbon stored = 0.8
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: 1,208 g (i.e. 1.21 kg) of CO2 per gal of Natural gas liquids
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