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

Total U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were 5,404 million metric tons in 2014.

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by source and sector for the United States, 2014 (million metric tons)
  Residential Commercial Industrrial Transportation Electric power Source total
Coal 0 4 139 0 1,562 1,706
Natural gas 276 188 479 50 444 1,437
Petroleum 65 40 342 1,778 25 2,249
Other1         12 12
Electricity2 770 745 524 4    
Sector total 1,111 977 1,484 1,832 2,043 5,404

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 (March 2015); preliminary 2014 data 

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Last updated: March 31, 2015


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