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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

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

Industry Sector 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Industrial GHG Suppliers (OO) 49 64 72 71 74 74 72 78
Producers (Facilities) 21 24 25 24 22 22 22 22
Importers 25 39 43 43 48 45 47 54
Exporters 19 24 26 25 26 26 25 24
Importers and Exporters of Fluorinated Gases in Products (QQ) N/Aa 37 43 44 44 44 45 44
Importers N/Aa 29 36 36 38 38 38 38
Exporters N/Aa 27 32 33 34 33 33 30

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)

Industry Sector 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Industrial GHG Suppliers
Saturated HFCs, excluding HFC-23b 235 241 227 278 254 264 240
Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)b c c 35 c c c c
Other GHGs c c c c c c c
Importers and Exporters of Fluorinated Gases in Products and Closed-Cell Foams (Saturated HFCs)b N/Ad 7.4 18 17 25 26 28

a Net supply or net CO2e means CO2e quantities of bulk gas produced + imported – exported – transformed – destroyed.
b All totals reflect the data received as of the original publication date of the total. In some cases, the actual totals (not shown here) have changed slightly as new reporters have provided data for past years and/or existing reporters have revised their data for past years.
c To avoid revealing sensitive business information, these quantities have not been published. EPA is investigating which reported quantities may be aggregated and released to the general public.
d Importers and Exporters of Fluorinated Gases in Products were not required to report 2010 data.

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