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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 (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion by type of fossil fuel in million metric tons and share of total in 2017

United States

World

Amount

Share of total

Amount

Share of total

Total from fossil fuels

5,131

35,545

Coal and coal coke

1,316

25.6%

15,565

43.8%

Natural gas1

1,474

28.7%

7,268

20.4%

Petroleum

2,343

45.7%

12,712

35.8%

1Includes combustion and flaring of natural gas.

Learn more:
International Energy Statistics, CO2 emissions for the United States
International Energy Statistics, CO2 emissions for the World

Last updated: May 27, 2020


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