Staff Report – Calculating Carbon Intensity Values of Crude Oil Supplied to California Refineries

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Title: Staff Report – Calculating Carbon Intensity Values of Crude Oil Supplied to California Refineries

Author: James Duffy, Program Assessment Section Oil & Gas and GHG Mitigation Branch

Publisher: California Environmental Protection Agency – Air Resources Board

Date: March 2015

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Summary:

  • This report includes a list of the crude oils supplied to California refineries, along with the carbon intensity (CI) of each (including emissions from production and transport).
  • The world’s most emissions-intensive crude oil is Nigeria’s Brass crude blend, with a CI of 82.48 gCO2e/MJ.
  • Canada’s most carbon-intensive crude blend has a CI of 36.96 gCO2e/MJ.

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