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What are the energy-related carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels for the United States and the world?

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) by type of fossil fuel in million metric tons and share of total in 2013:

 

  United States World
  Amount Share of total Amount Share of total
Total from fossil fuels 5,402   33,003  
Coal 1,718 32% 14,230 43%
Natural gas1 1,415 26% 6,941 21%
Petroleum 2,269 42% 11,832 36%

1Includes combustion and flaring of natural gas.

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Last updated: May 6,  2016


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