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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 by type of fossil fuel in million metric tons and share of total in 2014:

 

 United StatesWorld
 AmountShare of totalAmountShare of total
Total from fossil fuels5,422 33,037 
Coal1,71932%13,90942%
Natural gas11,45127%6,98321%
Petroleum2,25242%12,14537%

1Includes combustion and flaring of natural gas.

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Last updated: February 16, 2017


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