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FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRIES
Kirchgessner*, D A. FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRIES. Chapter 14, Atmospheric Methane: Its Role in the Global Environment. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, , 263-279, (2000).
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The chapter focuses on methane emissions from the coal and natural gas industries. The petroleum industry is not addressed because of the lack of related quality data. Emission points are identified for each industry, and a discussion of factors affecting emissions is presented. A summary and discussion of available global and country-specific emission estimates are also provided. Where possible, assessments of data quality are offered. Not included are minor energy sources known or believed to emit some quantities methane. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, coke production facilities, peat mining, shale oil mining operations, and the coalbed methane industry. This latter enterprise treats only coal as a methane source.
It does not include methane that is captured and utilized from some coal mining operations.
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NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
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