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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (13th Edition - Last updated on 10-15-2020)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A1b - Fuel Combustion Activities - Energy Industries - Petroleum Refining
Sector: Industrial : Petroleum Refining and Hydrogen Production

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Petroleum coke

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 2013 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 389,544 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (389,544 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CO2 emission]
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: Stationary Combustion. Published: IGES, Japan. http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf#http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 0.52 ton of Petroleum coke
Basis: Data
Reference: ARB (2019). Summary of 2008 to 2018 data from California's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Program. Reported emissions are available at: #https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/mandatory-greenhouse-gas-emissions-reporting

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CO2 emission = 0.102 g / btu
Reference: ARB Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Regulation. Subpart C of 40 CFR Part 98 (98.30 to 98.38). Available online at: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-1_to_subpart_C_of_part_98#https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-1_to_subpart_C_of_part_98
Parameter: Heat content = 30,000,000 btu / ton
Reference: ARB Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Regulation. Subpart C of 40 CFR Part 98 (98.30 to 98.38). Available online at: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-1_to_subpart_C_of_part_98#https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-1_to_subpart_C_of_part_98

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity (derived from values listed above) —

Amount: 749,123,536,498 g (i.e. 749.12 thousand tonnes) of CO2 per ton of Petroleum coke