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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

Subpart W Basic Information

Emissions from the Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry

The petroleum and natural gas industry includes a wide range of operations and equipment, from wells to processing facilities, to storage tanks, and transmission and distribution pipelines. Subpart W consists of emission sources in the following segments of the petroleum and natural gas industry:

  • Onshore petroleum and natural gas production
  • Offshore petroleum and natural gas production
  • Onshore natural gas processing plants
  • Onshore natural gas transmission compression
  • Underground natural gas storage
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage
  • Liquefied natural gas import and export equipment
  • Natural gas distribution

Subpart W chart
Adapted from American Gas Association and EPA Natural Gas STAR Program.

How can petroleum and natural gas industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
EPA’s Natural Gas Star Program – A flexible, voluntary partnership that encourages oil and natural gas companies, both domestically and abroad, to adopt cost-effective technologies and practices that improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas and clean energy source.

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