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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 - Refinery gas

♦ Greenhouse gas: Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

► Year 2002 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 159.08 tonnes of N2O Emitted (47,406 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel N2O 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 = 191,020,407,193 scf of Refinery gas
Basis: Data
Reference: Schremp, G. (2008). Data request (data from the Petroleum Industry Information Reporting Act [PIIRA] M-13 Survey Form) between CARB and Gordon Schremp of the California Energy Commission. Summer 2008.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel N2O emission = 6.000E-07 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-2_to_subpart_C_of_part_98#https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-2_to_subpart_C_of_part_98
Parameter: Heat content = 1,388 btu / scf
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
Constant: Global warming potential of N2O = 298
Reference: IPCC (2007). Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Solomon S., Qin D., Manning M., Chen Z., Marquis M., Averyt K.B., Tignor M., and Miller H.L. (eds.). #http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/publications_ipcc_fourth_assessment_report_synthesis_report.htm

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

Amount: 8.328E-04 g of N2O per scf of Refinery gas
0.248 g of CO2eq. per scf of Refinery gas