Table 4-49: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector

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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 (P) 2006
Total U.S. CO2 Emissions from energy use by sector 1,358.6 1,347.4 1,375.2 1,398.6 1,419.3 1,433.5 1,484.8 1,503.2 1,514.9 1,535.2 1,580.0 1,557.5 1,568.4 (R) 1,599.7 1,624.7 1,631.3 1,606.4
Transportation 428.0 422.5 428.3 433.8 445.0 453.1 465.0 469.8 479.4 492.5 502.9 500.6 508.9 (R) 518.6 534.2 541.7 542.7
Natural gas 9.8 8.9 8.8 9.3 10.2 10.4 10.6 11.2 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.2 10.1 (R) 10.3 8.8 9.1 8.9
Electricity 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9 (R) 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4
Petroleum 417.5 412.9 418.8 423.8 433.9 441.8 453.6 457.7 468.9 481.9 492.3 490.4 497.8 (R) 507.0 524.1 531.3 532.5
Motor gasoline 260.5 259.2 263.0 268.9 272.1 276.9 282.0 284.3 292.6 299.9 301.6 303.0 310.5 (R) 316.2 322.0 322.4 323.5
Liquid petroleum gas 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 (R) 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Jet fuel 60.1 58.1 57.6 58.1 60.4 60.0 62.7 63.3 64.2 66.2 68.5 65.6 63.9 (R) 63.1 65.4 67.2 65.3
Distillate fuel 72.3 71.1 72.8 75.0 79.6 82.8 88.3 92.3 95.0 98.8 102.0 104.5 106.5 (R) 113.0 118.3 121.2 123.3
Residual fuel 21.6 21.8 22.8 19.2 18.8 19.4 18.1 15.1 14.3 14.2 17.5 14.8 14.4 (R) 12.3 15.9 18.0 17.9
Lubricants 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6 (R) 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Aviation gas 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 (R) 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6
Industrial 460.0 448.3 470.0 465.0 472.7 472.2 486.7 490.9 486.4 483.5 484.0 461.2 455.8 (R) 467.1 473.4 457.4 450.2
Residential 258.6 263.6 263.9 280.0 278.2 279.9 296.2 293.8 295.4 301.9 319.2 317.2 325.6 (R) 333.8 333.1 341.7 328.4
Commercial 211.9 213.0 213.0 219.9 223.5 228.3 236.8 248.7 253.7 257.3 273.9 278.4 278.1 (R) 280.1 284.1 290.6 285.1
Total U.S. CO2 Emissions (Incl. adj. and other sources)a 1,360.8 1,352.3 1,383.3 1,412.6 1,435.1 1,447.2 1,498.6 1,515.7 1,524.6 1,546.7 1,593.9 1,575.4 1,588.4 (R) 1,620.1 1,641.8 1,648.6 1,618.5

KEY: CO2 = carbon dioxide; P = preliminary; R = revised.

a "Adjustments" comprise the addition of U.S. territories and the subtraction of military bunker fuels and international bunker fuels. "Other sources" comprise the addition of gas flaring, CO2 in natural gas, cement production, other industrial, and waste combustion.

NOTES

Electric utility emissions are distributed across end-use sectors.

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 2006, Washington, DC: 2007, Internet website http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/ggrpt/index.html as of December 19, 2007.