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
Adapted from American Gas Association and EPA Natural Gas STAR Program.
- Subpart W Information Sheet (PDF) (5 pp, 67K)
- Subpart W Offshore Information Sheet (PDF) (3 pp, 43K)
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.