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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

GHGRP 2012: Suppliers of Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids

Gas iconThis sector consists of entities that supply natural gas and natural gas liquids. Natural gas supply is reported by Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) and natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionators.

NGL Fractionators are installations that receive natural gas or natural gas liquids from producers and fractionate these raw inputs into individual products (ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane, or pentanes plus) and supply those products into the economy.

Local Distribution Companies receive natural gas from a transmission pipeline company and physically deliver the gas to end users.

These Suppliers do not report direct emissions, but instead report the quantity of CO2 that would be emitted if the fuels they supply each year were combusted. Emissions associated with these fuels 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 ethane supplied by NGL fractionators, which is often used to produce plastics.

The GHG quantities reported by suppliers can be accessed through the suppliers section of FLIGHT. Some natural gas and natural gas liquids suppliers also report direct emissions from petroleum and natural gas operations. Click here to learn more.

Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids Suppliers Sector - Carbon Dioxide Quantity Reported to the GHGRP (million metric tons CO2)
  2010 2011 2012
Local Distribution Companies
Number of reporters: 372 370 365
CO2 Quantity 715.6 718.4 704.5
Natural Gas Liquids Fractionators
Number of reporters: 108 113 119
CO2 Quantity a 206.2 218.5 242.1
  • a Excludes CO2 reported by NGL Fractionators whose reported quantities are classified as confidential business information (CBI).
Natural Gas Deliveries Reported by LDCs (Mscf)
End-User 2010 2011 2012
Total Reported Deliveries 12,773,016,503 12,768,837,601 12,738,553,240
Residential Customers 4,681,611,446 4,631,261,922 4,078,702,157
Commercial Customers 2,929,714,709 3,033,644,755 2,792,796,677
Industrial Customers 3,382,614,478 3,245,078,743 3,450,910,172
Electricity Generating Facilities 1,779,075,869 1,858,852,181 2,416,144,234
  • Mscf means thousand standard cubic feet of gas.

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