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Emission Inventory for Fugitive Emissions in Denmark

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This report presents the methodology and data used in the Danish inventory of fugitive emissions from fuels for the years until 2007. The inventory of fugitive emissions includes CO2, CH4, N2O, NOx, CO, NMVOC, SO2, dioxin, PAH and particulate matter. In 2007 the total Danish emission of greenhouse gasses was 66 641 Gg CO2-eqvivalents. Fugitive emissions from fuels account for 496 Gg CO2-eqvivalents or approximately 1 %. The major part of the fugitive emissions are emitted as CO2 (74 %) due to flaring of oil and gas. The major source of fugitive CH4 emission is extraction of oil and gas in the North Sea, refining of oil and loading of oil onto ships both offshore and onshore. The fugitive emissions of NMVOC originate for the major part from extraction, loading of ships, transmission and distribution of oil and to a much lesser degree from natural gas and fugitive emissions from gas stations. The total Danish emission of NMVOC in 2007 is 103 Gg. Fugitive emissions account for 13 Gg, which corresponds to 13 %. Time series for emissions are presented for the years 1990-2007, except for particulate matter where the time series covers 2000-2007. Further, projections are described for the years 2008-2030.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNational Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University
Number of pages47
ISBN (Print)978-87-7073-121-8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
SeriesNERI Technical Report
Number739

    Research areas

  • Fugitive emissions, emission inventory, methodology, emission factors, activity data, oil, natural gas, flaring

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