Study on actual GHG data of transport fuels consumed in Europe: diesel, petrol, kerosene and natural gas

Study on actual GHG data of transport fuels consumed in Europe: diesel, petrol, kerosene and natural gas

EXERGIA, in collaboration with E3M-Lab of NTUA and COWI, has undertaken a study concerning GHG emissions from transport fuels consumed in Europe on behalf of DG Energy. The main objective of this study is to define the GHG emissions of diesel, petrol, kerosene and natural gas used in the European 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 will be considered through specific engineering emission models and actual data from real measurements. Furthermore, indirect emissions due to accidents or other failures will be also taken into account, as well as other issues related to sustainability. The study also includes emission projections up to 2030.

The above study will facilitate a transparent comparison between biofuels and fossil fuels as it is necessary to determine the actual GHG emissions from diesel and petrol by comparing the GHG emissions from oil originating from various geographical areas and different types of operations taking into account other environmental concerns wherever appropriate.
The study will be completed in late 2015.

Last update: 4 Sep 2014