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Download Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Inventory of Natural Gas Extraction, Delivery and Electricity Production (Report)
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Date: 10/1/2011
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Timothy J. Skone, P.E.
Technology Focus Area(s):
Analysis Focus Area(s): GHG Mitigation
Author(s): James Littlefield (Booz Allen Hamilton); Joe Marriott (Booz Allen Hamilton); Timothy J Skone (NETL)

Product Description
This 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.