Fugitive emissions from the gas industry: May 2017 update
We’ve supported empirical research into fugitive emissions of methane from Australian coal seam gas (CSG) fields since 2013. A study by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is a key milestone in this reseach and has helped us improve how we estimate these emissions.
This summary report describes how we updated estimation methods in Australia's National Inventory Report, informed by the study, and recent, relevant US experience.
Fugitive emissions from the gas industry come from equipment leaks, deliberate or accidental venting, or gas flaring. The updated estimation methods mainly concern the treatment of leakages.
- Read the CSIRO report on methane emissions for CSG
- Read how we updated land sector estimates in Australia’s submission to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- We submitted Australia's National Inventory Report 2015 under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol in May 2017
- See how we track and report greenhouse gas emissions
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