Title: NETL's Capability to Compare Transportation Fuels: GHG Emissions and Energy Security Impacts
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Publication Date: 02/2009
Publication Type: Presentation
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Oil & Natural Gas
Hydrogen & Clean Fuels
Author: Kristin Gerdes (NETL)
Timothy J. Skone (NETL)

Describes the methodology behind the well-to-tank greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimate for U.S. petroleum diesel of 18.4 kg CO2E/MMBtu fuel delivered to the vehicle, lower heating value (LHV) basis. This is the average for the United States in 2005. Presents additional analysis that reveals that producing diesel from imported crude oil results in well-to-tank GHG emissions that are, on average, 59% higher than from domestic crude oil.

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