Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Russian Natural Gas Export Pipelines

  • Project no. 1203
  • Duration 02/2002 - 12/2004

Overall, with the results of the analyses conducted by the Wuppertal Institute together with the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry from 2002 to 2004, new and quality-assured data for the emissions from the Russian gas export system are now available and founded on a broader empirical basis. These results were determined according to international specifications of the IPCC and the US Environmental Protection Agency. They confirm the favourable position of natural gas with respect to its greenhouse gas emissions including the natural gas imported from Russia to Germany or to the EU.