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Main Title National Estimate of Methane Emissions from Compressors in the U.S. Natural Gas Industry.
Author Jones, D. L. ; Campbell, L. M. ; Burklin, C. E. ; Gundappa, M. ; Lott, R. A. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.;Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL.
Publisher 1996
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA-68-D1-0031; EPA/600/A-96/131 ; GRI-92/142.05
Stock Number PB97-193635
Additional Subjects Methane ; Natural gas industry ; Compressors ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution sources ; Estimation ; Reciprocating engines ; Turbine engines ; Gas production ; Gas pipelines ; Natural gas processing plants ; Natural gas distribution systems ; Natural gas fields ; Emission rates ; Greenhouse gases ; Stationary pollutant sources ; United States ;
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NTIS  PB97-193635 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
The paper discusses a cofunded Gas Research Institute/EPA program to evaluate methane emissions from the natural gas industry in the U.S. The program consists of an emission testing program and an engineering assessment program for the major methane emission sources within the natural gas industry. One methane emission source is reciprocating engines and turbines that are used to drive compressors in the natural gas industry. In the study, the evaluation of methane emissions from the natural gas industry had a target uncertainty of 2,841 million standard cubic meters (100 billion standard cubic feet). Although compressors are still a significant source of methane emissions, estimates reduces the importance of compressors in the assessment of the natural gas industry's contribution to global warming.