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Upstream emissions of fossil fuel feedstocks consumed in the European Union

In 2009, the European Union amended the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) to introduce a target for European transport fuel suppliers to reduce the lifecycle carbon intensity (‘CI’) of their fuel by at...
Published 2015.07.07: Publication

The reduction of upstream greenhouse gas emissions from flaring and venting

Oil wells produce natural gas along with oil, and in places where it’s difficult to transport or utilize the gas, operators of the wells may burn it (flaring) or in a few cases simply release it to...
Published 2014.11.19: Publication

Upstream climate impacts of R-134a and R-1234yf

All common refrigerants used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems in vehicles today are potent greenhouse gases (one kilogram of the common refrigerant R-134a is equivalent to 1430 kg of CO2...
Published 2013.09.09: Publication

The ever-expanding oil sands delivery network

Increasingly, global oil demand pushes us to harder-to-get-at, more remote, and dirtier oil sources. Maybe you’ve heard about the resource in Canada that is sometimes referred to as “oil sands.”...The oil industry is seeking, and finding, many ways to bring oil sands crude to the market.
Published 2013.08.15: Blog Post

CARB looks to innovative methods to reduce upstream oil production emissions

In April of 2009 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation, which came into effect in January of 2010. The LCFS is one of few initiatives in...The California Air Resource Board has amended its system for crediting innovative emissions reductions from upstream oil operations
Published 2013.07.17: Blog Post

The changing oil landscape, and the need for regulation

In January, ICCT collaborated with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Energy Foundation to present a symposium in Washington DC looking at the new realities of a world rich in...A new report from ICCT and Carnegie points to the opportunity to regulate crude oil production emissions
Published 2013.06.24: Blog Post

Uncovering Oil’s Unknowns

The oil market, which traditionally has been slow to change, is transforming in ways that were unthinkable a few years ago. By 2020, the United States is projected to be the world’s largest oil...
Published 2013.06.24: Publication

Assessment of fuel-cycle impact of LNG in international shipping

Although natural gas is being used more widely for road transport, it shows particular promise for the marine transport sector, which faces pressure from more stringent engine and fuel quality...
Published 2013.05.13: Publication

Unconventional Oil Symposium

While worldwide supplies of accessible oil are growing, the array of emerging unconventional oil is diversifying. These new oil sources pose important energy, environmental, security, and climate...
Published 2013.01.09: Event