EPA greenhouse gas reporting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mandatory national greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program requires regulated natural gas utilities, and some of their largest customers, to report GHG emissions from their operations. The EPA website includes resources to understand the rule and an online tool to see if it applies to your company.

Information about natural gas delivered by Minnesota Energy Resources

If your company is required to report greenhouse gas emissions or chooses to analyze its carbon footprint, you may need information about natural gas delivered by Minnesota Energy Resources. The EPA’s default emission factors for natural gas for CO2 and CH4 and N2O are appropriate to use for the natural gas we distribute along with WEC Energy Group’s leak rate of 0.55 kg/mmBTU. The amount of natural gas consumed can be found on your bill or in the My Account section of our website. As a service to customers, we provide the heating value of your natural gas below*.

Higher heating value (HHV) - (MMBtu/Mscf)
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 1.050 1.034 1.050 1.057 1.067 1.065 1.060
Feb 1.051 1.037 1.047 1.052 1.069 1.064 1.061
Mar 1.052 1.037 1.054 1.057 1.073 1.072 1.058
Apr 1.056 1.048 1.055 1.071 1.084 1.074  
May 1.056 1.044 1.061 1.073 1.073 1.073  
Jun 1.053 1.043 1.068 1.074 1.070 1.072  
Jul 1.038 1.046 1.082 1.067 1.074 1.074  
Aug 1.041 1.038 1.076 1.067 1.077 1.077  
Sep 1.039 1.039 1.080 1.067 1.096 1.075  
Oct 1.052 1.041 1.078 1.077 1.075 1.071  
Nov 1.045 1.055 1.066 1.071 1.070 1.065  
Dec 1.038 1.056 1.062 1.071 1.069 1.062  

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, an independent natural gas analysis service provider can help.