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What are the energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by source and sector for the United States?

Total energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were 5,396 million metric tons in 2013.

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by source and sector for the United States, 2013 (million metric tons)
  Residential Commercial Industrrial Transportation Electric power Source total
Coal 0 4 143 0 1,575 1,722
Natural gas 268 179 459 42 442 1,391
Petroleum 64 41 350 1,792 23 2,272
Other1         12 12
Electricity2 773 744 531 4    
Sector total 1,106 968 1,484 1,839 2,053 5,396

1 Miscellaneous wastes and from geothermal power generation.
2 Electricity-related CO2 emissions based on electricity use for each sector and electric power emissions.

Source: Monthly Energy Review (October 2014); preliminary 2013 data 

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