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 North Shore Gas

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 North Shore Gas. 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 1.038 1.045 1.044 1.050 1.057 1.036 1.033
Feb 1.040 1.040 1.042 1.043 1.055 1.042 1.042
Mar 1.041 1.039 1.044 1.051 1.054 1.045 1.041
Apr 1.046 1.047 1.035 1.041 1.068 1.042 1.038
May 1.046 1.046 1.034 1.035 1.051 1.048 1.053
Jun 1.049 1.051 1.037 1.035 1.046 1.042 1.058
Jul 1.044 1.054 1.041 1.039 1.044 1.041  
Aug 1.052 1.051 1.039 1.040 1.041 1.041  
Sep 1.052 1.041 1.045 1.049 1.041 1.037  
Oct 1.046 1.049 1.043 1.049 1.038 1.049  
Nov 1.048 1.045 1.037 1.053 1.046 1.038  
Dec 1.045 1.043 1.045 1.048 1.042 1.036  

STP: Standard Temperature - 60°F, Standard Pressure - 14.7 psia
Measurement Standard: GPA 2172-09

* 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. North Shore Gas 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.