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Russian long distance gas transmission pipelines : Methane losses, mitigation options, and policy issues

Lechtenböhmer, Stefan LU ; Dienst, Carmen; Fischedick, Manfred; Hanke, Thomas; Fernandez, Roger; Robinson, Don; Kantamaneni, Ravi and Gillis, Brian (2007) 2006 IEEE EIC Climate Change Technology Conference, EICCCC 2006
Abstract

The Russian natural gas industry is the world's largest producer and transporter of natural gas. This paper aims to characterize the methane emissions from Russian natural gas transmission operations, to explain projects to reduce these emissions, and to characterize the role of emissions reduction within the context of current GHG policy. It draws on the most recent independent measurements at all parts of the Russian long distance transport system made by the Wuppertal Institute in 2003 and combines these results with information from the US Natural Gas STAR Program on GHG mitigation options and economics. With this background the paper concludes that the CH4 emissions from the Russian natural gas long distance network are... (More)

The Russian natural gas industry is the world's largest producer and transporter of natural gas. This paper aims to characterize the methane emissions from Russian natural gas transmission operations, to explain projects to reduce these emissions, and to characterize the role of emissions reduction within the context of current GHG policy. It draws on the most recent independent measurements at all parts of the Russian long distance transport system made by the Wuppertal Institute in 2003 and combines these results with information from the US Natural Gas STAR Program on GHG mitigation options and economics. With this background the paper concludes that the CH4 emissions from the Russian natural gas long distance network are at approximately 0.6 % of the natural gas delivered. Mitigating these emissions can create new revenue streams for the operator in the form of reduced costs, increased gas throughput, and earned carbon credits. Specific emissions sources that have cost-effective mitigation solutions are also opportunities for outside investment for the Joint Implementation Kyoto Protocol flexibility mechanism or other carbon markets.

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GHG mitigation, Long distance natural gas pipelines, Methane emissions, Russia
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2006 IEEE EIC Climate Change Technology Conference, EICCCC 2006
conference name
2006 IEEE EIC Climate Change Technology Conference, EICCCC 2006
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Ottawa, ON, Canada
conference dates
2006-05-10 - 2006-05-12
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  • scopus:41549090447
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1424402182
9781424402182
DOI
10.1109/EICCCC.2006.277272
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English
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  author       = {Lechtenböhmer, Stefan and Dienst, Carmen and Fischedick, Manfred and Hanke, Thomas and Fernandez, Roger and Robinson, Don and Kantamaneni, Ravi and Gillis, Brian},
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  keyword      = {GHG mitigation,Long distance natural gas pipelines,Methane emissions,Russia},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Ottawa, ON, Canada},
  month        = {12},
  title        = {Russian long distance gas transmission pipelines : Methane losses, mitigation options, and policy issues},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EICCCC.2006.277272},
  year         = {2007},
}