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Emission Reduction Options for the Distribution Sector

The EPA estimates methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry in its annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. The distribution sector accounts for 16% of the total methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. The chart below shows the distribution of the top emission sources in this sector.

Distribution Sector Emissions 2012
Distribution Sector Emissions 2012, Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks 1990 - 2012, USEPA, April, 2014

Source: Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks 1990 - 2012, USEPA, April, 2014.

Mitigation Options

Below are several examples of cost-effective mitigation options for Distribution sector emission sources. To view a full list of emission mitigation options, view Recommended Technologies and Practices.

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+ Insert Gas Main Flexible Liners

+ Directed Inspection and Maintenance at Gate Stations and Surface Facilities

+ Composite Wrap for Non-Leaking Pipeline Defects



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