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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

GHGRP Suppliers of Petroleum Products

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Refinery IconThis sector comprises petroleum refineries and importers and exports of petroleum products and natural gas liquids. These suppliers do not report direct emissions, but instead report the quantity of CO2 that would be emitted if the fuels and other products they supply each year were combusted. Petroleum refineries also report the volume of all feedstocks entering the refinery.

Emissions associated with these products do not occur at the supplier's facility but instead occur throughout the country, wherever they are used. The full GHG quantity reported by suppliers might not always result in GHG emissions, and the emissions might not take place during that particular reporting year. An example is ethylene, which is a byproduct from petroleum refining that is often used to produce plastics.

The GHG quantities reported by suppliers can be accessed through the suppliers section of FLIGHT. Petroleum refineries also report direct emissions under other applicable subparts. Click here to learn more.

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GHGRP 2015 Petroleum Products supply chain

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Trend of Annual Reported CO2 Quantity Associated with Refinery Petroleum Products Produced (as of 9/26/20)

What factors influenced the trends in emissions for suppliers of petroleum products?

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Number of reporters and emissions associated with refinery petroleum products produced

Petroleum Product Suppliers Sector - Number of Reporters
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Importers 86 87 90 92 89 91 82 83
Exporters 60 61 64 64 68 71 64 60
Petroleum Refineries 137 136 136 137 136 137 135 136
Petroleum Refineries – CO2 Quantity Associated with Supplied Productsa
(million metric tons CO2)
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Petroleum Refineries 2,150.7 2,320.2 2,393.3 2,443.9 2,473.4 2,512.4 2,569.7 2,512.1

a Carbon dioxide quantities shown in this table exclude petroleum refineries whose carbon dioxide quantities are considered confidential business information

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