Suppliers of Industrial GHGs and Products Containing GHGs
This sector comprises industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) suppliers and entities that import or export certain products that contain fluorinated greenhouse gases. These suppliers do not report direct emissions, but instead report the equivalent quantity of CO2 that would be emitted if the gases that they produce, import, or export each year were released to the atmosphere.
Industrial GHG Suppliers. Entities that manufacture, import, or export fluorinated greenhouse gases or nitrous oxide in bulk report as suppliers of industrial GHGs under Subpart OO of the GHGRP. The number of reporters displayed in the table below includes all reporters subject to Subpart OO, not just those reporting supply of the specific compounds listed in the table titled Quantity (Net Supply) of GHGs Reported.
Importers and Exporters of (1) equipment that is pre-charged with fluorinated greenhouse gases (e.g., electrical equipment and air conditioners) and (2) closed cell foams containing fluorinated greenhouse gases (e.g., insulation contained inside refrigerators; insulation boardstock) report under Subpart QQ.
Number of Reporters Subject to Subparts OO and QQ
|Industrial GHG Suppliers (OO)||49||64||72||71||74||74||72||77||75||76|
|Importers and Exporters of Fluorinated Gases in Products (QQ)||N/Aa||37||43||44||47||47||48||48||47||43|
a Importers and Exporters of Fluorinated Gases in Products were not required to report 2010 data.
The total number of suppliers reporting under OO (and QQ) is less than the sum of the producers, importers, and exporters reporting under OO (and QQ) because some reporters qualify as multiple types of suppliers.
Quantity (Net Supply) of GHGs Reported
(Quantities are presented in million metric tons per year of net CO2ea)
|Industrial GHG Suppliers|
|Saturated HFCs, excluding HFC-23||235||241||227||278||254||264||240||285||304||294|
|Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), in bulk||18||34||35||27||30||25||25||22||28||c|
|Imports minus exports of Saturated HFCs in products and foams||N/A||7.4||17.7||16.6||24.6||26.2||28.1||32.4||34.1||29.6|
|Imports minus exports of SF6 in pre-charged equipment||N/A||-0.25||b||-0.18||-0.16||-0.14||-0.13||-0.12||-0.13||-0.083|
|a Net supply or net CO2e means CO2e quantities of bulk gas produced + imported – exported – transformed – destroyed.
b At this time, the aggregation does not meet EPA's criteria for ensuring that CBI is protected.
c EPA is currently evaluating whether this aggregation meets EPA's criteria for ensuring that CBI is protected.
All values are as of 1/15/21.