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Main Title Methane emissions from the U.S. petroleum industry : final report /
Author Harrison, Matthew R. ; Shires, T. M. ; Baker, R. A. ; Loughran, C. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Shires, Theresa M.
Baker, Richard A.
Loughran, Christopher J.
CORP Author Radian International LLC, Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory.
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/600/R-99/010; EPA-68-D2-0160
Stock Number PB99-128159
Additional Subjects Methane ; Emissions ; Petroleum industry ; Air pollution monitoring ; Air pollution monitors ; Air pollution sources ; Stationary sources ; Emission factors ; Petroleum refining ; Oil production ; Crude oil ; Transportation ; Greenhouse gases ; Greenhouse effect
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB99-128159 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 164 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
The report quantifies methane (CH4) emissions from the U.S. petroleum inustry by identifying sources of CH4 from the production, transportation, and refining of oil. Emissions are reported for the base year 1993 and for the years 1986 through 1992, based on adjustments to the base year calculations. An extensive literature search identified 54 reports as having some potential applicability for estimating CH4 emissions from the petroleum industry. Each report was reviewed and subjectively ranked based on data quality. Methods for estimating emissions were developed when data gaps were identified. For the base year 1993, approximately 98 billion (10 to the 9th power) standard cubic feet (Bscf) +/- 44% of CH4 emissions are attributed to the petroleum industry. Standard error propagation techniques were used to determine the precision of the estimate to a 90% confidence bound.
"EPA contract no. 68-D2-0160." "EPA/600/R-99/010." "David A. Kirchgessner, EPA project officer." "February 1999." Microfiche.