Search all of DEQ Main Menu Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Secondary Navigation

Uinta Basin: 2014 Air Agencies Oil and Gas Emissions Inventory

Uinta Basin Oil and Gas

For almost a decade the 2006 Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) Phase III oil and gas emissions inventories were relied on for the Uinta Basin (Basin), the main oil and gas producing region in Utah. Although these inventories were projected forward using up-to-date annual production and drilling activity data from the region, the inventories still lacked the ability to capture the technological advancements that occurred over the period.

In 2013 Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) started working to develop an up-to-date and improved oil and gas emissions inventory for the Basin. This process involved the cooperation of various stakeholders, including operators from the Uinta Basin, Western Energy Alliance (WEA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Ute Tribe.

In 2015, an emissions inventory workbook and request for completion was sent to each operator in the Uinta Basin active in 2014. In 2016 the data was compiled into a 2014 Uinta Basin oil and gas emissions inventory database.

In addition to the collected inventory UDAQ has worked to determine and begin collecting supplemental data needed in addition to the collected inventory to create a truly comprehensive 2014 inventory, including additional equipment categories not addressed through the workbook request.

For additional information about the 2014 Air Agencies Oil and Gas Emissions Inventory, please contact:

Greg Mortensen (801) 536-4018

or

Whitney Oswald (801) 536-4468