Definition of 1B2 Oil and Natural Gas Source Category
Total fugitive emissions from oil and gas activities. Fugitive emissions may arise from equipment exhaust (non-combustion), leakages, upsets and mishaps at any point in the chain from production through final use. Note also that emissions from flaring are included (the combustion is considered a non- productive activity).
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Revised 1996 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Houghton, J.T., Meira Filho, L.G., Lim, B., Tréanton, K., Mamaty, I., Bonduki, Y., Griggs, D.J. and Callander, B.A. (Eds).. IPCC/OECD/IEA, 1997.
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