Jump to main content.

Background Information On Hydrocarbon Emissions From Marine Terminal Operations, Volume 1: Discussion, Final Report.

Quick Links

EPA Office

Ref. Number

Document Type

Title (Downloadable)


Assessment Topic

This report presents results of a study to develop background information necessary for the accurate assessment of hydrocarbon emissions from ship and barge loading and unloading of gasoline and crude oil. The report assesses marine terminal facilities, marine terminal operations, cruise history and product movement statistics, hydrocarbon emission rates and characteristics, control technology state of the art, safety considerations of marine terminal control technology and economics of controlling marine terminal emissions. The report also include the results of a detailed cost analysis for a refrigeration and an absorption marine terminal vapor recovery system. Data gathering activities focused on the Houston-Galveston area; however, information was also assembled on hydrocarbon emissions from marine terminal operations in the metropolitan Los Angeles area generated by handling gasoline and crude oils, including Alaska north slope crude.

Air pollution; Control equipment; Hydrocarbons; Marine terminals; Ships & barges; Gasoline loading & unloading; Crude oil loading & unloading
Reference #:
A.76.2 A
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Office Division:
No division specified
EPA Author:
Polglase, William L.
Document Type:
Background Cost-Related Document
Radian Corporation
Document Status:

Local Navigation

Jump to main content.