Final Workshop “Study on actual GHG data for diesel, petrol, kerosene and natural gas”

Final Workshop “Study on actual GHG data for diesel, petrol, kerosene and natural gas”

On 8 July 2015, DG ENER organised a workshop in the EC premises in Brussels, in order to present to stakeholders the results and findings of the “Study on actual GHG data for diesel, petrol, kerosene and natural gas” which was carried out by EXERGIA as leader, in collaboration with E3M-Lab of NTUA and COWI. The workshop was opened by Mr. Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director DG CLIMA and closed by Mrs Marie Donnelly, Director DG ENER. The attendants discussed the findings of the study with the project team and provided their input.

The main objective of this study is to define the GHG emissions of diesel, petrol, kerosene and natural gas consumed in the EU transport sector from well-to-tank, i.e. the whole lifecycle excluding combustion (tank-to-wheels). In this context, emissions resulting from upstream extraction of crude oil and natural gas, midstream transport and downstream refining and distribution have been considered through specific engineering emission assessment models and, where available, actual data from real measurements. The results also include indirect emissions due to accidents or other failures. Furthermore, other issues related to sustainability have been assessed, facilitated by input provided by stakeholders through a specifically designed questionnaire for this purpose. The study also includes GHG emission projections up to 2030.

The study will promote a transparent comparison between biofuels and fossil fuels as it is necessary to determine the actual GHG emissions from oil products and natural gas by comparing the GHG emissions from fossil fuels originating from various geographical areas and different types of operations taking into account other environmental concerns wherever appropriate.

The workshop presentations and other relevant material can be accessed through the European Commission website.

All reports relevant to the study can be downloaded through this link.