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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

GHGRP 2016: 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) supply is reported by fractionators.

NGL Fractionators are installations that receive natural gas or bulk natural gas liquids from producers, fractionate these raw inputs into individual products (ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane, or pentanes plus), and then 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 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 the year in which they are reported. 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)
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Local Distribution Companies
Number of reporters: 379 385 383 381 378 371
CO2 Quantity 715.3 708.9 771.3 791.5 766.0 751.8
Natural Gas Liquids Fractionators
Number of reporters: 116 119 125 128 124 123
CO2 Quantity a 211.4 234.2 222.7 261.4 292.1 309.0

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Reported Deliveries 12,833,353,747 12,814,244,074 13,958,995,931 14,392,260,021 13,890,305,597 13,554,453,178
Residential Customers 4,639,182,835 4,085,716,741 4,848,338,922 5,005,395,419 4,543,538,683 4,294,092,205
Commercial Customers 3,040,460,385 2,807,075,083 3,195,575,018 3,371,751,621 3,107,862,222 2,993,163,627
Industrial Customers 3,294,130,257 3,518,276,435 3,673,517,656 3,778,742,353 3,685,015,380 3,746,049,216
Electricity Generating Facilities 1,859,580,270 2,403,175,815 2,241,564,335 2,236,370,627 2,553,889,311 2,521,148,130

Mscf means thousand standard cubic feet of gas.

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