We focus on air quality and greenhouse gas issues including:
- Issue specific scientific research, data analysis and data interpretation covering criteria pollutants, hazardous air pollutants and greenhouse gases
- Publication of peer-reviewed research in scientific journals
- Regulatory advocacy to ensure that the best science is included in the regulatory process
- Technical evaluation and comments on proposed state or federal regulations
- Technical evaluation and comments on state and federal air quality models, emission inventories, and emission tools
- Impact assessment of emerging regulatory issues
- Guidance on the development of advocacy strategies
- Facilitation of collaborations between industry, trade organizations and academic researchers
Our modeling capabilities include:
- A national model of oil and gas emissions of methane and VOCs by state that includes production and gathering and boosting equipment counts, production volume and federal and state control requirements. This model can be used to evaluate the costs and emission benefits of different regulatory scenarios into the future.
- A simulator of hydrocarbon emissions from onshore oil and gas production equipment that predicts emissions at very high temporal resolutions (1s). This simulator is driven by oil and gas production volume, equipment setup and hydrocarbon composition and currently includes methane, ethane, propane and butane emissions.
- Near-field dispersion modeling