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Posted July 26, 2021 Today in Energy

In 2020, the United States produced the least CO2 emissions from energy in nearly 40 years ›

In 2020, as the country responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, CO2 emissions from energy consumption in the United States fell to the lowest level since 1983. The 4.6 billion metric tons (Bmt) of CO2 emitted in 2020 was an 11% decrease from 2019, the largest annual decrease on record, according to our Monthly Energy Review. Our new U.S. CO2 emissions from energy consumption by source and sector chart illustrates CO2 emissions by energy source and sector. More

U.S. CO2 emissions from energy consumption by source and sector

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

7/23/2021: $72.07/barrel

up$0.26 from week earlier
up$31.00 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

7/23/2021: $4.060/MMBtu

up$0.386 from week earlier
up$2.275 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

7/17/2021: 12.218 million tons

up1.898 million tons from week earlier
up2.318 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

7/16/2021: 2,678 Bcf

up49 Bcf from week earlier
down532 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

7/16/2021: 439.7 million barrels

up2.1 million barrels from week earlier
down96.9 million barrels from year earlier