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Mandatory GHG Reporting - Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Guidance

This page updated June 11, 2013

Overview

These guidance documents are provided solely for informational purposes to assist reporters in meeting the requirements of the Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Please read the Legal Disclaimer for Guidance Documentation as it pertains to the posted documents. Additional information is available at the GHG reporting home page.

Introduction

The petroleum and natural gas systems reporting requirements are found in subarticle 5 of the Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (MRR). Below are documents to assist reporters subject to the petroleum and natural gas systems requirements as outlined subarticle 5 of the MRR.

Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems (Subarticle 5) Guidance

  • Subarticle 5 - Emissions Guidance: Provides guidance on emissions reporting for subarticle 5. It includes information on common pipe, best available monitoring methods, and compressors.
  • Subarticle 5 - Product and Benchmarking Data Guidance: Includes reporting guidance on data elements outlined in section 95156 of the MRR.
  • Subpart W Reporting Guidance (under revision): Summarizes the reporting process for onshore petroleum and natural gas production reporters. Gives a detailed overview of the emissions that need to go in the Subpart W xml upload file and the emissions that need to be reported in Subpart C of Cal e-GGRT. Discusses the combustion emission sums that need to be associated with each particular thermal and other than thermal production value.
  • Facility Definition for Petroleum and Natural Gas: Companies that produce petroleum and natural gas, and process, distribute, or store natural gas have complex "facility" configurations, making it challenging to determine which activities are included within distinct facilities for the purposes of reporting. This guidance describes how activities for these reporters should be aggregated and reported.
  • Subpart W Source Applicability Matrix: Summarizes which source types must be reported by each Subpart W Industry Sector (e.g., onshore petroleum and natural gas production, LNG storage, etc.)

 REGULATORY ADVISORY

  • Calculating Emissions from Leaks: ARB is extending the use of population counts for leak emission calculations for the onshore petroleum and natural gas production industry segment.

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  • Best Available Monitoring Methods Regulatory Advisory: ARB is extending the use of best available monitoring methods (BAMM) for specified parameters used to calculate greenhouse gas emissions for petroleum and natural gas systems as described in the regulatory advisory.


For Subpart W reporting questions please contact:

Byard Mosher, Climate Change Reporting Section, 916.323.1185
Dave Edwards, Manager, Climate Change Reporting Section, 916.323.4887 or ghgreport@arb.ca.gov


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