Table 1 - U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Transportation: 1990 and 1999

Table 1 - U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Transportation: 1990 and 1999

(Million metric tons of carbon)

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Fuel 1990 1999 Growth rate 199099
Motor gasoline 260.6 299.1 14.8%
Liquefied petroleum gas 0.4 0.3 25.0%
Jet fuel 60.1 66.3 10.3%
Distillate fuel 75.7 100.1 32.2%
Residual fuel 21.9 17.5 20.1%
Lubricants 1.8 1.8 0.0%
Aviation gasoline 0.8 0.7 12.5%
Total petroleum 421.1 485.8 15.3%
Natural gas 9.8 9.5 3.1%
Electricity 0.7 0.8 14.3%
Transportation total 431.8 496.1 14.9%
Total CO2 emissions (energy use-related) 1,345.2 1,495.0 11.1%
Total CO2 emissions 1,347.0 1,526.7 13.3%

NOTE: 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.

1999 data are preliminary.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 1999, DOE/EIA-0573(99) (Washington, DC: October 2000).