Table 4-53: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector (Million metric tons of carbon)

Table 4-53: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector (Million metric tons of carbon)

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Sector (R) 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 (R) 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 (R) 2000 2001 (R) 2002 (R) 2003 (R) 2004 (R) 2005 (R) 2006 (R) 2007 2008 (P) 2009
Total U.S. CO 2 Emissions from energy use by sector 1,374.1 1,355.6 1,382.6 1,411.3 1,432.8 1,449.2 1,498.5 1,520.9 1,531.2 1,548.2 1,600.0 1,569.4 1,578.8 1,597.2 1,629.3 1,635.2 1,614.0 1,642.2 1,592.0 1,286.4
Transportation 432.9 425.8 431.5 439.2 450.4 458.4 470.5 475.6 485.3 498.6 510.5 504.7 515.6 517.9 535.1 542.9 551.4 556.2 528.5 505.7
Natural gas 9.8 9.0 8.8 9.3 10.3 10.5 10.7 11.4 9.6 9.8 9.7 9.5 10.1 9.1 8.7 9.0 9.1 9.6 10.0 9.3
Electricity 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3
Petroleum 422.2 415.9 421.8 429.0 439.3 447.0 458.9 463.3 474.7 487.9 499.8 494.3 504.4 507.6 525.1 532.5 541.0 545.1 517.1 495.1
Motor gasoline 263.6 260.6 264.4 272.6 275.9 280.5 285.6 288.2 296.6 304.1 305.8 307.4 315.3 316.7 323.0 323.5 325.7 327.6 312.5 310.2
Liquid petroleum gas 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.7
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 55.7
Distillate fuel 73.0 71.8 73.5 75.7 80.4 83.7 89.2 93.2 96.0 99.8 103.0 105.6 107.6 113.0 118.3 121.2 128.0 128.8 120.5 110.4
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 19.8 16.3
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 1.3
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 0.5
Industrial 462.3 448.3 468.8 466.2 474.4 475.3 488.7 496.4 489.5 483.6 487.6 467.9 459.0 461.4 472.1 456.8 453.0 453.1 435.7 383.3
Residential 262.7 266.5 266.9 283.4 281.5 283.4 299.6 297.2 299.1 305.5 323.2 318.6 326.6 335.5 334.8 344.0 325.1 338.7 335.2 316.9
Commercial 216.1 215.0 215.5 222.5 226.4 232.2 239.7 251.7 257.3 260.6 278.7 278.2 277.6 282.5 287.3 291.5 284.5 294.1 292.7 273.7
Total U.S. CO 2 Emissions (Incl. adj. and other sources) a 1,374.7 1,356.3 1,386.4 1,420.1 1,443.6 1,459.9 1,509.2 1,530.1 1,537.5 1,556.6 1,609.0 1,583.6 1,595.0 1,615.3 1,644.8 1,651.3 1,625.7 1,652.5 1,599.5 1,485.4

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 limestone consumption.

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 by 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 2009, (Washington, DC: 2009), tables 7, 11, 15 and 16, available at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/environment/057309.pdf as of Mar. 22, 2012.