The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a rule creating a mandatory national system for reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Beginning January 1, 2010, the EPA requires regulated natural gas utilities and some of their largest customers to begin monitoring GHG emissions. For more information on the new reporting requirements, visit the EPA web page dedicated to this new rule. The EPA website includes an online tool to help you determine whether the new rule applies to your company, as well as resources to help your company understand the rule.
Information about the Natural Gas delivered by Minnesota Energy Resources
If the new GHG reporting requirement applies to your company, you may need information about the natural gas purchased from Minnesota Energy Resources. If you only need the amount of natural gas consumed each month, you can find that information on your Minnesota Energy Resources bill or in the Your Account section of our website. Information about the heating value of your natural gas is provided below as a service to our customers*:
|Higher Heating Value (HHV) - (MMBtu/Mscf)|
STP: Standard Temperature - 60°F, Standard Pressure - 14.7 psia
Measurement Standards: GPA-2172 and GPA-2145
* The data on this page represent an average heating value for the system and may differ from data that meets state or local regulatory requirements and is used for billing purposes. Accordingly, it is data provided solely for informational purposes, and not for billing purposes. Minnesota Energy Resources makes no claim or representation that the data provided is accurate and makes no warranties express or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular purpose, including EPA compliance. No party should rely on such data, including, but not limited to, for billing purposes.
If you need or want more than consumption and heating value information, you can seek assistance from an independent natural gas analysis service provider.