Oil Refineries Fail to Report Millions of Pounds of Harmful Emissions

refineries are leaving one of the largest sources of air pollution in the United States … average refinery reports from federal regulators only 1.3% of all crude oil ….

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Oil Refineries Fail to Report Millionsof Pounds of Harmful Emissions
Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary . . . i
  • I. Oil Refineries Are a Significant Source of Air Pollution . . . 1
  • A. The Oil Refinery Industry . . . 1
  • B. Air Pollution from Oil Refineries . . . 2
  • 1. Emissions of VOCs . . . 2
  • 2. Emissions of Toxic Air Pollutants . . . 3
  • 3. Emissions of Other Pollutants . . . 4
  • II. Oil Refineries Are Underreporting Fugitive Emissions . . . 5
  • A. The Requirements of the Clean Air Act . . . 5
  • B. Reported and Actual Leak Rates . . . 6
  • III. Unreported Fugitive Emissions Have a Substantial Impact on Air Pollution . . . 8
  • A. Unreported VOC Emissions . . . 8
  • B. Unreported Toxic Emissions . . . 10
  • Appendix 1 . . . 13
  • Appendix 2 . . . 14
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