Table 4-49: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector (Million metric tons of carbon)

Table 4-49: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector (Million metric tons of carbon)

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Sector 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000P
Total U.S. CO2 Emissions from energy use by sector 1351.7 1336.0 1358.7 1384.8 1408.8 1421.3 1471.9 1493.3 1495.2 1517.2 1561.7
Industrial 452.7 439.8 455.1 452.9 463.3 461.1 476.1 481.5 469.5 465.8 465.7
Residential 257.0 261.6 261.8 278.4 275.8 277.9 293.9 292.8 293.7 298.8 313.4
Commercial 210.3 210.4 210.8 217.2 220.4 224.6 233.1 245.4 250.4 253.1 267.8
Transportation, total 431.7 424.2 431.0 436.4 449.3 457.8 468.9 473.6 481.6 499.5 514.8
Petroleum, total 421.2 414.6 421.6 426.4 438.2 446.5 457.4 461.5 471.2 487.6 502.5
Motor gasoline 260.5 259.2 263.0 268.9 273.3 279.0 284.0 286.5 292.5 299.7 301.5
Liquid petroleum gas 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2
Jet fuel 60.1 58.1 57.6 58.1 60.4 60.0 62.7 63.3 64.2 66.3 68.5
Distillate fuel 75.7 72.6 75.3 77.3 82.5 85.1 89.7 93.5 96.4 101.9 106.6
Residual fuel 21.9 22.0 23.0 19.4 19.1 19.7 18.4 15.5 15.2 17.0 23.1
Lubricants 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8
Aviation gas 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Natural gas 9.8 9.0 8.8 9.3 10.2 10.4 10.6 11.3 9.5 11.0 11.4
Electricity 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9
Total U.S. CO2 Emissions 1,355.3 1,341.2 1,367.2 1,399.2 1,424.8 1,438.2 1,487.7 1,509.0 1,510.9 1,535.7 1,583.3

KEY: CO2 = carbon dioxide; P = preliminary.

NOTES

Electric utility emissions are distributed across end-use sectors. Previously, the emissions due to nonutility electricity consumption used to be allocated to the industrial sector. Starting in 2000, the nonutility electric emissions were distributed across sectors for all the years reported.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Tons of carbon can be converted to tons of carbon dioxide gas by multiplying by 3.667. One ton of carbon equals 3.667 tons of carbon dioxide gas.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2000, personal communication.