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Title: Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Inventory of Natural Gas Extraction, Delivery and Electricity Production
Publication Number: NETL/DOE-2011/1522
Publication Date: 10/2011
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Timothy Skone
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Environmental & Water
Oil & Natural Gas
Other
Author: Timothy J. Skone (NETL)
James Littlefield (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Joe Marriott (Booz Allen Hamilton
Synopsis: Report details the life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from six domestic sources of natural gas and a national average mix for extraction and delivery to a large end user. The report also compares the use of natural gas for power production to coal-fired power production based on the delivery of 1 MWh of electricity to the end user. Results demonstrate that natural gas-fired baseload power production has life cycle GHG emissions 42 to 53 percent lower than those for coal-fired baseload electricity, after accounting for a wide range of variability and compared across different assumptions of climate impact timing.
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