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Table 4-53: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector (Million metric tons of carbon)

Table 4-53: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector (Million metric tons of carbon)

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Sector (R) 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 (R) 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 (R) 2000 2001 (R) 2002 (R) 2003 (R) 2004 (R) 2005 (R) 2006 (R) 2007 2008 (P) 2009
Total
U.S. CO 2 Emissions from energy use by
sector
1,374.1 1,355.6 1,382.6 1,411.3 1,432.8 1,449.2 1,498.5 1,520.9 1,531.2 1,548.2 1,600.0 1,569.4 1,578.8 1,597.2 1,629.3 1,635.2 1,614.0 1,642.2 1,592.0 1,286.4
Transportation 432.9 425.8 431.5 439.2 450.4 458.4 470.5 475.6 485.3 498.6 510.5 504.7 515.6 517.9 535.1 542.9 551.4 556.2 528.5 505.7
Natural
gas
9.8 9.0 8.8 9.3 10.3 10.5 10.7 11.4 9.6 9.8 9.7 9.5 10.1 9.1 8.7 9.0 9.1 9.6 10.0 9.3
Electricity 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3
Petroleum 422.2 415.9 421.8 429.0 439.3 447.0 458.9 463.3 474.7 487.9 499.8 494.3 504.4 507.6 525.1 532.5 541.0 545.1 517.1 495.1
Motor
gasoline
263.6 260.6 264.4 272.6 275.9 280.5 285.6 288.2 296.6 304.1 305.8 307.4 315.3 316.7 323.0 323.5 325.7 327.6 312.5 310.2
Liquid
petroleum gas
0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.7
Jet
fuel
60.7 58.7 58.2 58.7 61.0 60.6 63.3 63.9 64.9 66.9 69.2 66.2 64.6 63.1 65.4 67.2 65.3 64.9 61.7 55.7
Distillate
fuel
73.0 71.8 73.5 75.7 80.4 83.7 89.2 93.2 96.0 99.8 103.0 105.6 107.6 113.0 118.3 121.2 128.0 128.8 120.5 110.4
Residual
fuel
21.8 22.0 23.0 19.4 19.0 19.6 18.3 15.3 14.5 14.3 19.1 12.6 14.5 12.3 15.9 18.0 19.5 21.4 19.8 16.3
Lubricants 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3
Aviation
gas
0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5
Industrial 462.3 448.3 468.8 466.2 474.4 475.3 488.7 496.4 489.5 483.6 487.6 467.9 459.0 461.4 472.1 456.8 453.0 453.1 435.7 383.3
Residential 262.7 266.5 266.9 283.4 281.5 283.4 299.6 297.2 299.1 305.5 323.2 318.6 326.6 335.5 334.8 344.0 325.1 338.7 335.2 316.9
Commercial 216.1 215.0 215.5 222.5 226.4 232.2 239.7 251.7 257.3 260.6 278.7 278.2 277.6 282.5 287.3 291.5 284.5 294.1 292.7 273.7
Total U.S. CO 2 Emissions (Incl. adj. and other sources) a 1,374.7 1,356.3 1,386.4 1,420.1 1,443.6 1,459.9 1,509.2 1,530.1 1,537.5 1,556.6 1,609.0 1,583.6 1,595.0 1,615.3 1,644.8 1,651.3 1,625.7 1,652.5 1,599.5 1,485.4

KEY: CO2 = carbon dioxide; P = preliminary; R = revised.

a
"Adjustments"
comprise the addition of U.S. territories and the subtraction of military
bunker fuels and international bunker fuels.
"Other sources" comprise the addition of gas flaring, CO2 in natural gas, cement production, other industrial, and
limestone consumption.

NOTES

Electric utility emissions are distributed
across end-use sectors.

Numbers may not add to totals due to
independent rounding.

Tons of carbon can be converted to tons of
carbon dioxide gas by multiplying by 3.667.
One ton of carbon equals 3.667 tons of carbon dioxide gas.

Numbers in this table may not be comparable
to the numbers in the previous edition of the report due to changes in
methodology of estimation by the Energy Information Administration.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information
Administration, Emissions of
Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2009,
(Washington, DC: 2009),
tables 7, 11, 15 and 16, available at
ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/environment/057309.pdf as of Mar. 22, 2012.

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017