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

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(Million metric tons of carbon)

Sector (R) 1990 (R) 1991 (R) 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 (R) 2001 (R) 2002 2003 2004 (R) 2005 (R) 2006 (R) 2007 2008
Total U.S. CO2 Emissions from energy use by sector 1,369.0 1,356.7 1,382.4 (R) 1,410.4 (R) 1,431.9 (R) 1,445.9 (R) 1,496.5 (R) 1,516.8 (R) 1,528.5 (R) 1,544.9 (R) 1,595.4 1,566.8 1,578.8 (R) 1,592.2 (R) 1,623.3 1,629.2 1,607.2 1,632.5 1,585.6
Transportation 432.8 427.2 433.0 439.2 450.5 458.7 470.5 (R) 475.5 485.3 498.6 510.7 504.9 515.6 517.4 534.2 542.3 549.3 552.4 526.3
Natural gas 9.8 9.0 8.8 9.3 10.3 (R) 10.5 (R) 10.7 (R) 11.3 9.6 9.8 9.7 9.5 10.2 9.1 8.7 9.0 9.0 9.6 9.8
Electricity 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.3
Petroleum 422.0 417.3 423.4 429.0 439.3 447.4 459.0 463.4 474.8 487.9 500.0 494.3 504.4 (R) 507.1 524.2 532.0 539.0 541.4 515.2
Motor gasoline 263.5 262.1 266.0 272.6 275.9 280.8 285.6 288.2 296.6 304.1 306.0 307.4 315.3 (R) 316.3 322.1 322.9 323.7 323.8 309.5
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 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3
Jet fuel 60.7 58.7 58.2 58.7 61.0 60.6 63.3 63.9 64.9 66.9 69.2 66.2 64.6 63.1 65.4 67.2 65.3 64.9 61.7
Distillate fuel 73.0 71.8 73.5 75.7 80.4 83.7 89.2 93.2 96.0 99.8 103.0 105.6 107.6 113.0 118.3 121.2 128.0 128.8 121.5
Residual fuel 21.8 22.0 23.0 19.4 19.0 19.6 18.3 15.3 14.5 14.3 19.1 12.6 14.5 12.3 15.9 18.0 19.5 21.4 20.2
Lubricants 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4
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 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5
Industrial 460.7 449.2 468.4 (R) 466.8 (R) 475.1 (R) 474.4 (R) 488.6 (R) 494.2 (R) 488.8 (R) 482.1 (R) 486.7 465.6 459.1 (R) 460.9 (R) 471.4 455.8 452.1 451.4 433.4
Residential 261.4 265.8 266.2 (R) 282.5 (R) 280.7 (R) 282.4 (R) 298.6 (R) 296.2 (R) 298.2 (R) 304.5 (R) 321.7 318.3 326.6 (R) 334.0 (R) 333.2 342.1 323.6 336.8 332.7
Commercial 214.1 214.4 214.8 (R) 221.8 (R) 225.7 (R) 230.5 (R) 238.9 (R) 250.8 (R) 256.3 (R) 259.7 (R) 276.3 278.0 277.6 (R) 279.8 (R) 284.5 289.0 282.2 291.9 293.2
Total U.S. CO2 Emissions (Incl. adj. and other sources)a 1,369.6 1,357.1 1,386.0 (R) 1,419.0 (R) 1,442.5 (R) 1,456.6 (R) 1,507.1 (R) 1,525.7 (R) 1,534.5 (R) 1,553.1 (R) 1,605.2 1,580.7 1,595.1 (R) 1,611.4 (R) 1,638.9 1,644.1 1,616.8 1,640.9 1,592.4

KEY: CO2 = carbon dioxide; R = revised.

a "Adjustments" comprise the addition of U.S. territories and the subtraction of military bunker fuels and international bunker fuels. "Other sources" include emissions from industrial processes, such as cement and limestone production.

NOTES

Electric utility emissions are distributed across end-use sectors.

Numbers may not add to totals due to independent rounding.

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

Numbers in this table may not be comparable to the numbers in the previous edition of the report due to changes in methodology of estimation by the Energy Information Administration.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2008, (Washington, DC: 2008), available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/ggrpt/index.html as of June 3, 2010.