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EIA publishes 2020 US CO2 emissions statistics

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its latest US CO2 emissions statistics for 2020.

Preliminary data indicates that in 2020 CO
2 emissions from US energy consumption totalled 4.6bn tonnes. Petroleum accounted for 45% of this figure, natural gas 36%, and coal 19%.

The transportation sector accounted for 36% of total CO
2 emissions from energy consumption, the most of any sector in the US, with 97% of this share coming from petroleum. The industrial sector accounted for 29% of total CO2 emissions from energy consumption, with natural gas accounting for 41% of this share, 28% from electricity retail sales, 25% from petroleum and 7% from coal.

The residential sector accounted for 20% of total CO
2 emissions from US energy consumption. Some 64% of this share came from electricity retail sales, 29% from natural gas and 7% from petroleum.

The commercial sector accounted for 16% of total CO
2 emissions from energy consumption, and 69% of this share came from electricity retail sales, 24% from natural gas and 7% from petroleum.

The electric power sector accounted for 32% of total CO
2 emissions from energy consumption, with 54% coming from coal, 44% from natural gas and 1% from petroleum.

News Item details


Journal title: Petroleum Review

Countries: USA -

Organisation: Energy Information Administration

Subjects: Forecasting - Carbon emissions - Oil markets - Gas markets - Coal markets - Renewables - Transport - Power industry -

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