13 May 1986

Volatile organic compound emissions: an inventory for Western Europe

Report no. 2/86: This report gives details of an inventory compiled by Concawe and covering man-made non-methane volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in Western Europe.

The survey shows that the major man-made sources are road transport end solvents, each contributing around 40%. Total oil industry operations account for around 8%, with refining operations contribution about 2%. The major oil industry contribution comes from the distribution of gasoline, including vehicle refuelling (5%).

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