Oil and Gas Archive
ARB, CEC, and CPUC Joint Symposium
Development of Test Procedures for Oil & Gas Operations
The ARB staff, in conjunction with local districts, stakeholders, and instrument manufacturers is developing two GHG and VOC testing procedures designed to quantify fugitive emissions. For questions regarding the procedures or to submit comments, please contact Joseph Fischer at (916) 445-0071.
Crude Oil and Produced Water Storage Tank Systems
- May 2013 Draft Version: Flash Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Other Compounds from Crude Oil and Natural Gas Separator and Tank System (posted May 8, 2013)
- June 2012 Draft Version: Determination of Methane, Carbon Dioxide, and Volatile Organic Compounds from Crude Oil and Natural Gas Separation and Storage Tank Systems (posted June 25, 2012)
- December 2010 Draft Version: Crude Oil, Condensate, and Produced Water Sampling and Laboratory Procedures for the Determination of Methane, Carbon Dioxide, and Volatile Organic Compounds (posted December 29, 2010)
December 2010 Draft Version: Detection and Quantification of Fugitive and Vented Methane, Carbon Dioxide, and Volatile Organic Compounds from Crude Oil and Natural Gas Facilities (posted December 29, 2010)
Draft Oil Field Distributed Generation Assessment
The ARB staff has posted, for public review and comment, a draft white paper which discusses staff’s assessment of potential greenhouse gas reductions from using clean distributed generation technologies to generate electricity from fuel that is currently being flared at oil and gas production facilities. (An example of clean distributed generation technology is a microturbine.) We are seeking comments by March 29, 2012. For questions or comments, please contact Dave Mehl at (916) 323-1491 or Jonathan Foster at (916) 327-1512.