Science Inventory

FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRIES

Citation:

Kirchgessner*, D A. FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRIES. Chapter 14, Atmospheric Methane: Its Role in the Global Environment. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, , 263-279, (2000).

Impact/Purpose:

To share information.

Description:

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.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Product Published Date: 02/01/2000
Record Last Revised: 09/24/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 90470

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH