Reporting greenhouse gas emissions data: Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements

This is a guide for how to measure greenhouse gas emissions. It is for facilities covered under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) expansion.

2019 requirements

Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2019 applies to facilities covered under Phases 1 and 2 of the GHGRP expansion for reporting 2019 greenhouse gas (GHG) information.

Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2019

Note: The standard ASTM D7582 is acceptable for use instead of ASTM D5142 (as specified in section 6.C of the quantification requirements document). The GHGRP will incorporate this change into the next version of this document.

2018 requirements

Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2018 applies to facilities covered under Phases 1 and 2 for reporting 2018 GHG information.

Phase 2 includes facilities engaged in any of the following:

  • mining
  • electricity and heat generation
  • petroleum refineries
  • the production of:
    • ethanol
    • ammonia
    • nitric acid
    • hydrogen
    • pulp and paper
    • base metal

Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2018

2017 requirements

Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2017 applies to facilities covered under Phase 1 of the GHGRP expansion for reporting 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG) information. This includes facilities involved in any of the following:

  • CO2 capture, transport, and storage activities
  • the production of:
    • cement
    • lime
    • aluminium
    • iron and steel

Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2017

Summary of revisions

December 2019: version 3.0

  • Initial publication of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2019
  • Updated several emission factors (wood waste, spent pulping liquor, propane, diesel, gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel)
  • Additional text added to clarify waste and wastewater emissions definitions
  • Updated coal sampling frequency
  • Acceptance of specific Alberta methodologies for Alberta reporters

August 2019: version 2.2

  • Corrected N2O emission factor for still gas (Table 2-9). This update was also included in the 2017 version of the file (update made to version 1.1)

May 2019: version 2.1

  • Corrected biomass emission factors (Table 2-11)

December 2018: version 2.0

  • Initial publication of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2018
  • Inclusion of fuel combustion—flaring methodologies
  • Inclusion of methodologies for electricity generation, ammonia production, nitric acid production, hydrogen production, petroleum refining, pulp and paper production, and base metal production
  • Updates to biomass emission factors

March 2018: version 1.1

  • Corrected Equation 6—5 (Sinter emissions)

December 2017: version 1.0

  • Initial publication of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements for 2017

Related links

Reporting greenhouse gas emissions data: technical guidance 2018 covers facilities that are not captured under Phases 1 and 2 of the expansion.

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