Protocol for the estimation of VOC emissions from petroleum refineries and gasoline marketing operations

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  • Published: January 2010
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852935491
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Status: Current

This second edition of the Protocol for the estimation of VOC emissions from petroleum refineries and gasoline marketing operations contains some new and updated emission factors compared to the first edition (IP, 2000).

The Protocol provides methods for the estimation of annual emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) from potential sources in refineries and gasoline marketing facilities. The aims are to aid industry compliance with existing legislative reporting requirements and to allow consistency in emission estimation methodologies.

The Protocol is intended to be used to satisfy both the requirements of the Refinery Integrated Pollution Control authorisations and mandatory reporting requirements for refineries e.g. for the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR).

Although E-PRTR does not apply to gasoline distribution terminals and service stations, the emission estimates may be made by oil companies for their own environmental reporting purposes. This Protocol is intended to provide consistency in the estimating methodologies used to generate those reports.

The protocol will be of interest to refinery operators and operators of gasoline distribution terminals and service stations.

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