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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

GHGRP 2011: Reported Data

For reporting year (RY) 2011, approximately 8,000 facilities in nine industry sectors reported 3.3 billion tons carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of direct emissions. The facilities reported direct emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases. Additional facilities reported GHG quantities associated with products supplied. Over 6,200 facilities across 29 source categories reported GHG data for RY2010. In 2011, 12 additional source categories began monitoring GHG data and reported GHG data for the first time in 2012. The addition of these 12 new source categories brings the total coverage of the GHGRP to 41 source categories. This table Exit lists the nine industrial sectors and includes which of the 41 source categories are included in each sector.

EPA prepares the annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (Inventory) report to track total national emissions of greenhouse gases. The Inventory presents national estimates of GHG emissions starting in 1990 and for each subsequent year. The GHGRP represents a subset of the national estimates and now includes approximately 85-90 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions with the addition of the 12 new source categories in 2011. More information on the U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Learn more about differences between the Inventory and the GHGRP.

2011 Data Highlights Reported to GHGRP

All 2011 data presented here reflects data reported to the GHGRP as of 1/16/13.

Select the industry sectors in the table below for a profile of sector emissions.
Download this table (XLSX).

Table 1: GHGRP Sector Classifications

Industry Sector Number of Reporters Emissions (million metric tons CO2e)
Power Plants 1,594 2,221
Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems 1,880 225
Onshore Petroleum & Nat. Gas Prod. 448 94
Offshore Petroleum & Nat. Gas Prod. 99 6.3
Natural Gas Processing 372 62
Natural Gas Trans./Compression 424 24
Underground Natural Gas Storage 44 1.4
Natural Gas Local Distribution Co. 168 14
Liquefied Natural Gas Imp./Exp. Eq. 7 0.7
Liquefied Natural Gas Storage 5 **
Other Petroleum & Nat. Gas Systems 331 23
Refineries 145 182
Chemicals 458 180
Adipic Acid Production 3 12
Ammonia Manufacturing 22 25
Fluorinated GHG Production 16 6.6
HCFC-22 Prod./HFC-23 Dest. 5 6.9
Hydrogen Production 103 34
Nitric Acid Production 36 12
Petrochemical Production 64 53
Phosphoric Acid Production 13 2.0
Silicon Carbide Production 1 0.1
Soda Ash 4 5.1
Titanium Dioxide Production 7 2.4
Other Chemicals 213 21
Waste 1,593 103
Industrial Waste Landfills 173 8.5
Municipal Landfills 1,208 81
Solid Waste Combustion 68 10
Wastewater Treatment 151 3.7
Metals 297 115
Aluminum Production 10 6.7
Ferroalloy Production 10 2.3
Iron and Steel Production 128 91
Lead Production 13 1.0
Magnesium Production 9 2.5
Zinc Production 6 0.9
Other Metals Production 121 10
Minerals 362 98
Cement Production 96 56
Glass Production 110 8.4
Lime Manufacturing 73 31
Other Minerals 83 3.6
Pulp and Paper 230 44
Pulp and Paper Manufacturing 110 31
Other Paper Producers 120 13
Other 1,377 126
Food Processing 299 30
Ethanol Production 162 18
Manufacturing 280 17
Universities 109 9.4
Military 43 2.7
Other 156 11
Underground Coal Mines 175 28
Electronics Manufacturing 49 5.4
Electrical Equipment Manufacturers 5 0.3
Electrical Equipment Use 102 3.9
  • * Biogenic emissions are NOT included in the total emissions.
  • ** Total reported emissions are less than 0.05 million metric tons CO2e.

Suppliers: 2011 Reporting

Suppliers are those entities that supply products into the economy which if combusted, released or oxidized emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Emissions associated with these fuels and industrial gases do not occur at the supplier’s facility but instead throughout the country, where 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 may not always result in GHG emissions, and the emissions may 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 may ultimately result in greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, reporting by fossil fuel and industrial gas suppliers can account for greenhouse gas emissions by the many low-emitting sources that are not required to report emissions under the GHGRP. Emissions reported by suppliers can be accessed through the suppliers section of FLIGHT.

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.

All non-CBI GHG data submitted to the GHGRP is now available on Envirofacts in a format that allows users to easily search, sort, and download data. Users have access to all reporting year 2010 data and the majority of reporting year 2011 data. The remaining reporting year 2011 data will be made available shortly.

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