2021 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme Amendments

Closed 21 May 2021

Opened 4 May 2021

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Overview

We are proposing updates to the:

  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 (NGER Regulations)
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 (the Measurement Determination)

Consultation documents

Why we are consulting

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme is a single national framework for reporting company information about:

  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • energy production
  • energy consumption

The scheme provides key data for Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts.

We regularly review the NGER legislation in consultation with the public and industry stakeholders. This helps ensure the scheme is working effectively.

The proposed amendments:

  • introduce a new method providing explicit reporting guidance for hydrogen production facilities whose primary product is hydrogen for use outside of the facility
  • expand on the method for estimating fugitive emissions from the transport and injection of greenhouse gases for carbon capture and storage (CCS) to also include enhanced oil recovery (EOR) where it is conducted for commercial reasons as part of oil and gas production
  • update methods for estimating fugitive emissions from oil and natural gas facilities to reflect the latest available research and reflect the results of leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs

The amendments are proposed to commence on 1 July 2021 and would affect NGER reports to be submitted by 31 October 2022.

What happens next

This consultation has now closed. Stakeholders will be notified once any updates to the NGER scheme are made.

Audiences

  • NGER reporters and other interested stakeholders

Interests

  • Greenhouse gas and energy reporting