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Carbon Emissions in the Petroleum
Refining Industry

The Industry at a Glance, 1994
(SIC Code: 2911)
Total Energy-Related Emissions: 79.9 million metric tons of carbon (MMTC)
     -- Pct. of All Manufacturers: 21.5%
     -- Nonfuel Emissions: 16.5 MMTC
Total First Use of Energy: 6,263 trillion Btu
     -- Pct. of All Manufacturers: 28.9%
Nonfuel Use of Energy Sources: 3,110 trillion Btu (49.7%)
     -- Naphthas and Other Oils: 1,328 trillion Btu
     -- Asphalt and Road Oil: 1,224 trillion Btu
     -- Lubricants: 416 trillion Btu
Carbon Intensity: 12.75 MMTC per quadrillion Btu

Energy Information Administration, "1994 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey", "Monthly Refinery Report" for 1994, and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 1998.

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions, 1994
Source of Carbon Carbon Emissions
(million metric tons)
All Energy Sources 79.9
Still Gas 23.2
Petroleum Coke 19.9
Other Petroleum 17.0
Natural Gas 10.9
Net Electricity 5.6
Energy Information Administration, "1994 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey", "Monthly Refinery Report" for 1994, and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 1998.

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions for the Petroleum and Coal Products Industry, 1994. Petroleum refining is by far the largest component of the petroleum and coal products industry. The petroleum refining industry uses almost 30 percent of all energy used in manufacturing and emits over 20 percent of the carbon. Only about half of the energy is used as fuel; the rest is used as feedstock.
Emissions for the Petroleum and Coal Products Industry

Energy-Related Carbon Emissions for the Petroleum Refining Industry by Source, 1994. Over half of petroleum refining carbon emissions are from petroleum byproducts (chiefly still gas and petroleum coke) used as fuel. A significant amount of carbon is sequestered in petrochemical feedstocks, resulting in a relatively low overall carbon intensity.
Emissions for the Petroleum Refining Industry by Source

[Energy-Related Carbon Emissions in Manufacturing]

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