Oil Refinery

Petroleum operations, whether at well heads, transfer points, refineries, pipelines, or service stations have a high likelihood of gaseous emissions and with those, opportunities to develop carbon credits and benefit the environment. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is released directly to the atmosphere when it leaks from natural gas wells and pipelines and processing and storage facilities. These methane emissions in 2007 were the source of about 25% of total U.S. methane emissions, but only 2.7% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.