On Oct. 31, 2010, EPA issued the Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule, requiring specific industry sectors to report their emissions on an annual basis starting March 31, 2011 for the 2010 calendar year. Anadarko is required to report to the GHGRP under the following subparts:
The deadline for reporting calendar year 2010 was extended to Sept. 31, 2011, when Anadarko submitted its reports to EPA in compliance with the aforementioned subparts of the GHGRP. Anadarko reported for facilities that exceeded the 25,000 metric tonne CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) threshold, as well as natural gas processing plants that supply NGLs.
On Nov. 30, 2010, EPA finalized Subpart W: Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems of the GHGRP. These rules require us to calculate and report GHG emissions associated with combustion devices, flare stacks, vents, and leaks at both upstream and midstream facilities. The first report for Subpart W is for the 2011 calendar year, originally due March 31, 2012; however, this deadline also has been extended to Sept. 28, 2012. At this time, in addition to subpart W, we will also provide an initial report under Subpart UU: Injection of Carbon Dioxide, providing required information about our enhanced oil recovery (EOR) carbon sequestration projects.
Anadarko is ensuring compliance with the GHGRP through development of a comprehensive program accounting for collection of required elements, emission calculations, reporting to E-GGRT, and management of change. This initiative is managed by a dedicated interdisciplinary core team with representatives from each of our field locations.