Oil & Gas Work Group

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Oil & Gas Work Group
  • The oil and gas sector is rapidly changing due to variations in commodity prices, technology innovations, and emerging regulatory programs. The Intermountain Region is especially impacted by exploration and production emissions from the oil and gas industry, and the West more broadly by emissions from the transport and use of those fuels. NAAQS exceedances during winter in production regions of Utah and Wyoming have demonstrated localized effects, while the contributions from exploration and production in the wider region on summer ozone is still being assessed. In addition, this sector must be considered for Regional Haze planning. Studies point to improvements in the emissions inventory as being one of the most needed products to improve performance of the air quality models and will be a key focus of this work group.
Responsibilities and Deliverables:
  • The Oil and Gas Work Group is:
    1. Responsible for addressing the data and analysis elements, topics, and issues under the Oil and Gas section of the WRAP Workplan (Section I.D.1)
    2. Responsible for providing oversight and coordinating efforts with projects and activities across the WRAP and with other groups related to Oil and Gas
  • The Oil and Gas Work Group will:
    1. Prepare a detailed Workplan for the TSC as inputs to update the WRAP annual Workplan for achieving these Oil and Gas analysis and planning elements. These will include:
      • Schedule for work product completion
      • Budget estimates of outside funding support needed
      • Timing of progress reports
      • Milestones to support timely and necessary Oil and Gas analysis activities
    2. Provide Work Group meeting notes and progress reports
Work Products:
  • WRAP OGWG Road Map Scope of Work (Consensus on October 10, 2017)
    1. Identification and Review of Oil & Gas Specific Projection Methodologies and Work Products [to be completed by early 2018]
    2. Base Year and Future Year Oil & Gas Emissions Inventories [to be completed by mid-2019]
    3. Identification and Review of Member Agency Oil & Gas Programs and Emissions Management [to be completed in 2018]
  • WRAP OGWG Oil and Gas Emission Sources (Consensus on October 17, 2017)
  • WRAP OGWG 2017 Workplan (Consensus on January 10, 2017)
Members: Work Group Calls:
2018-01-24 - Special Call (rescheduled from 2018-01-17)
2018-02-13 (scheduled)
2018-04-10 (scheduled)
2018-06-12 (scheduled)

2017-12-12 2017-10-10 2017-09-12 – OGWG Special Call 2017-08-08
  • Agenda/Notes
  • Presentation: Denver Metro/North Front Range Ozone Nonattainment Area SIP Planning Efforts (& the Role of Oil and Gas), Amanda Brimmer, RAQC
2017-06-13 2017-04-11 2017-03-14 2017-01-10 2016
2016-12-13 2016-11-15 Other Resources: