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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

5,133

36,061

Coal and coal coke

1,316

25.6%

15,657

43.4%

Natural gas1

1,474

28.7%

7,268

20.2%

Petroleum

2,343

45.7%

13,136

36.4%

1 Excludes combustion from natural gas flaring.

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

Last updated: November 9, 2020


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