Emissions from our operations vary by business segment. Our air emissions generally result from mining activities, crude oil storage tanks, combustion sources, and crude oil and natural gas transportation. With the exception of our soda ash mining operations in Green River, Wyoming, and our Garden Banks-72 offshore platform, all of our facilities are classified as minor sources of air emissions under the Clean Air Act. Our air permitting and compliance program manages applicable regulated emissions using the various methods mentioned below:
We continually look for additional efficiencies in our operations and new ways to reduce our air emissions. Recently, Genesis Energy opened our new Sodium Hydrosulfide Terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The location of this new terminal is only 8 miles away from our Sodium Hydrosulfide plant in Westlake, Louisiana, which reduces the number of miles driven by tractor trailers carrying product between points of transfer by approximately 266 miles (94 percent) round trip. By decreasing the amount of time the tractor trailers carrying hazardous materials are on the road, we not only reduce our transportation costs, but also dramatically reduce our vehicle emissions and risk of accidents.
We recognize that climate change is an important topic for our investors and that human activity is leading to increased emissions of greenhouse gases (“GHG”).
In 2020, we calculated our baseline Scope 1 and 2 emissions for our operations using 2019 data. Calculations were performed in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Reporting Protocol. We intend to continue to track and analyze this data.
|2019 Scope 1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Metric Tons CO2e)|
|Offshore Pipeline Transportation||42,921|
|Onshore Facilities and Transportation||17,520|
|Sodium Minerals and Sulfur Services||3,232,127|
|2019 Scope 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Metric Tons CO2e)|
|Offshore Pipeline Transportation||259|
|Onshore Facilities and Transportation||12,044|
|Sodium Minerals and Sulfur Services||316,398|
|2019 Scope 1 Methane Emissions (Metric Tons CH4)|
|Offshore Pipeline Transportation||1,019|
|Onshore Facilities and Transportation||51|
|Sodium Minerals and Sulfur Services||42,663|
|2019 Scope 2 Methane Emissions (Metric Tons CH4)|
|Offshore Pipeline Transportation||0.018|
|Onshore Facilities and Transportation||0.802|
|Sodium Minerals and Sulfur Services||13.500|
|2019 Total Emissions (Metric Tons CO2e)|
|2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity (Metric Tons CO2e/$MM Revenue)|
We also recognize stakeholders’ desire for more disclosure on climate-related risk assessment and management and are considering integrating recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures in the future.