Petroleum refineries are the largest users of natural gas and electricity in the State of California. In addition to a high level of energy consumption, California is the third largest refiner of crude oil in the nation, with 21 refineries located primarily in the San Francisco, San Joaquin, and Los Angeles regions.
The GHG emissions from refineries in the state are estimated to be 35 MMTCO2E (2004), including emissions from hydrogen production. Improving energy efficiency will reduce GHG emissions by reducing fossil fuel consumption across a number of refinery processes. The GHG sources that could be considered include, but are not limited to, flares, process heaters, boilers, and fluid catalytic crackers. Potential efficiency improvements may be realized by replacing and/or retrofitting the existing equipment.
In October 2007, CARB approved 44 early action measures to reduce GHG emissions from various sectors, including four early action measures from the oil and gas/refining sector which includes Reduction of Venting/Leaks from Oil and Gas/Refining Systems. Included on the webpage will be workshop/meeting notices, important documents, webcast link, location, time and all other pertinent information regarding the early action measure.
Description & Materials
September 9, 2008
9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Byron Sher Auditorium
CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Public Workshop to discuss concepts for reducing greenhouse gases from the petroleum refinery sector.