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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

GHGRP 2012: Reported Data

Under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program facilities can re-submit GHG reports for past years at any time. All values and graphics presented here were last updated on September 1, 2013. To review the most recent 2012 data reported by each facility, download summary GHG data, explore FLIGHT, or download facility-specific data through Envirofacts.

For reporting year (RY) 2012, over 8,000 facilities and suppliers reported to the greenhouse gas reporting program. Among these reporters, 7,809 facilities in nine industry sectors reported direct emissions to the atmosphere, with emissions totaling 3.13 billion metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), or about half of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The facilities reported direct emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases. Additional facilities reported GHG quantities associated with products they supplied. Facilities also reported the quantity of carbon dioxide received for injection underground.

Overview of GHG Data Reported in 2012
Direct emitters
Number of facilities reported 7,809
Reported direct emissions (billion metric tons CO2e) 3.13
Suppliers of fuel and industrial gases
Number of suppliers 883
Underground injection of carbon dioxide
Number of carbon dioxide injection facilities 87

The table below lists the source categories in each industry sector that reported direct GHG emissions Exit EPA disclaimer and summarizes the reported GHG emissions.

Select the industry sectors in the table below for a profile of sector emissions.

Industry Sector Number of Reporters Emissions
(Million Metric Tons CO2e)*
Power Plants 1,611 2,090
Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems click to expand Oil and Natural Gas Production list. 2,058 217

• Onshore Petroleum & Nat. Gas Prod.

• Offshore Petroleum & Nat. Gas Prod.

• Natural Gas Processing

• Natural Gas Trans./Compression

• Underground Natural Gas Storage

• Natural Gas Local Distribution Co.

• Liquefied Natural Gas Imp./Exp. Eq.

• Liquefied Natural Gas Storage

• Other Petroleum & Nat. Gas Systems

497

106

394

462

49

174

8

4

381

88

6.5

60

23

1.3

13

0.6

**

24

Refineries 144 173
Chemicals click to expand Chemicals list. 463 170

• Adipic Acid Production

• Ammonia Manufacturing

• Fluorinated GHG Production

• HCFC-22 Prod./HFC-23 Dest.

• Hydrogen Production

• Nitric Acid Production

• Petrochemical Production

• Phosphoric Acid Production

• Silicon Carbide Production

• Titanium Dioxide Production

• Other Chemicals Production

3

22

16

5

106

36

65

12

1

7

219

7.4

25

7.4

4.3

39

11

52

2.1

0.1

2.1

19

Wasteclick to expand Waste list. 1,611 100

• Industrial Waste Landfills

• Municipal Landfills

• Solid Waste Combustion

• Industrial Wastewater Treatment

176

1,217

69

155

8.2

79

10

3

Metals click to expand Metals list. 297 107

• Aluminum Production

• Ferroalloy Production

• Iron and Steel Production

• Lead Production

• Magnesium Production

• Zinc Production

• Other Metals Production

10

10

125

14

10

6

122

6.5

2.4

84

1.1

1.7

1.0

9.7

Minerals click to expand Minerals list. 369 107

• Cement Production

• Glass Production

• Lime Manufacturing

• Soda Ash Manufacturing

• Other Minerals

96

107

74

4

89

60

8.2

30

5.2

3.8

Pulp and Paper click to expand Pulp and Paper list. 232 42

• Pulp and Paper Manufacturing

• Other Paper Producers

110

122

30

12

Other click to expand Other Industrial list. 1,419 123

• Food Processing

• Ethanol Production

• Manufacturing

• Universities

• Military

• Other Combustion

• Underground Coal Mines

• Electronics Manufacturing

• Electrical Equipment Manufacturers

• Electrical Equipment Use

316

166

285

113

44

166

151

53

6

123

31

17

16

8.9

2.6

11

28

5.1

0.2

3.4

a The data presented here reflects data reported to the GHGRP as of 9/1/2013.
b Biogenic emissions are NOT included in the total emissions.
** Total reported emissions are less than 0.05 million metric tons CO2e.

The table below lists the greenhouse gases that are reported to EPA and the source categories that reported the largest quantity of each gas.

For this Greenhouse Gas: The Source Categories Contributing Most to Reported 2012 GHG Emissions Are:
CO2 Electricity Generation, Stationary Combustion
CH4 Municipal Landfills, Petroleum & Natural Gas Systems
N2O Nitric Acid Production, Electricity Generation, Adipic Acid Production
Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
SF6 SF6 from Electrical Equipment Use, Magnesium Production
NF3 Electronics Manufacturers
HFCs HCFC–22 Production and HFC–23 Destruction
PFCs Aluminum Production, Electronics Manufacturers

 

2012 Data Highlights Reported to GHGRP

All 2012 data presented here reflects data reported to the GHGRP as of 9/1/2013.


Suppliers: 2012 Reporting

Suppliers are those entities that supply into the economy products that if combusted, released, or oxidized emit GHGs into the atmosphere. Emissions associated with these fuels and industrial gases do not occur at the supplier’s facility but instead throughout the country, wherever the product is used. An example of this is gasoline, which is supplied into the U.S. economy by a relatively small number of entities and consumed by many individual vehicles throughout the country.

The majority of GHG emissions associated with the transportation, residential, and commercial sectors are accounted for by these suppliers.

The GHG quantity reported by suppliers might not always result in GHG emissions, and the emissions might not take place during the reporting year. However, the data from suppliers provide important information on the structure and flow of products through the economy, because these products could ultimately result in greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, reporting by fossil fuel and industrial gas suppliers can account for greenhouse gas emissions by the numerous low-emitting sources that are not required to report emissions under the GHGRP. Data reported by suppliers can be accessed through the suppliers section of FLIGHT.

This table lists the types of suppliers that report to the GHGRP and indicates the number of suppliers of each type that reported.

Industry Sector Supplier Category Number of Suppliers
Petroleum Products Importers withheld
Refineries 136
Exporters 57
Coal-based Liquid Fuel Producers 1
Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids Local Distribution Companies 365
Natural Gas Liquids Fractionators 119
Industrial Greenhouse Gases Bulk GHG Importers 34
Bulk GHG Producers 24
Bulk GHG Exporters 18
Importers of Pre-charged Equipment or Closed–cell Foams 33
Exporters of Pre-charged Equipment or Closed–cell Foams 36
CO2 Supply CO2 Importers 6
CO2 Exporters 6
CO2 Producers - Production Wells 14
CO2 Producers - Capture from Industrial Processes 117

How You Can Obtain the GHGRP Data

Use FLIGHT to view maps of facility locations, obtain summary data for individual facilities, create customized searches, and display search results graphically.

Publicly available GHG data submitted to the GHGRP are now available on Envirofacts in a format that allows users to easily search, sort, and download data in several electronic formats. Users have access to the majority of publicly available reporting year 2010, 2011, and 2012 data.

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