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Project Status: complete

Report Published March 1981:

Title: Use of fuel oil by stationary sources in California

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Trapasso, J. A.

Contractor: Pacific Environmental Services, Inc.

Contract Number: A8-123-31

Research Program Area: Emissions Monitoring & Control

Topic Areas: Stationary Sources


This study was performed to obtain an accurate account of fuel oil consumption in California for stationary sources in the calendar year 1977. Methodology development emphasized the most direct approach to secure necessary fuel oil usage patterns. Information was collected from sources in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors through a questionnaire survey of potential users. On the other hand, methodology development for the agricultural and residential sectors involved a less direct approach in which local / county specific secondary data were used.

Information requirements for the overall approach necessitated a level of detail to report data by combustion equipment within each county of the state, a long with various usage patterns such as temporal and spatial resolution. For spatial resolution the methodology also considered acquiring the necessary land use patterns to grid the Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco Air Basins. Finally, the methodology considered the development of various fuel oil characteristics.

The final report presents the considerations taken into account in developing the methodologies, procedural steps, and summarized totals. A computer magnetic tape file containing all information collected on the individual facilities surveyed and all gridded information was also delivered to the ARB.


For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893

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