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What are U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by source and sector?

In 2022, total U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were about 4,941 million metric tons.

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by source and sector for the United States, 2022 (million metric tons)
 ResidentialCommercialIndustrialTransportationElectric powerSource total
Coal01860851
939
Natural gas27219254970
659
1,742
Petroleum6763
3241,775212,249
Other1    1111
Electricity2592546
4013
  
Sector total 931
8031,3601,8481,5424,941
1 Emissions from combustion of waste materials derived from petroleum and emissions from some types of geothermal power plants.
2 Electricity-related CO2 emissions are based on electric power sector electricity sales to the other sectors and the emissions associated with the generation of that electricity. The electric power sector emissions are not included in the source total emissions for all sectors to avoid double counting.
Data source: Monthly Energy Review, November 2023
Note: Sum of data in columns and rows may not equal the totals because of independent rounding.

Learn more:
Articles on CO2
Monthly Energy Review, Environment, Tables 11.1 through 11.6 contain the most recent estimates of monthly and annual U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions by sector and energy source.
U.S. CO2 emissions from energy consumption by source and sector (diagram)
How do I convert between short tons and metric tons?
Energy Explained: Where greenhouse gases come from

Last updated: November 29, 2023, with data available at the time of update.


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