U.S. industrial sector's CO2 emissions by source 2015-2050

The statistic shows the U.S. industrial sector's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from selected fuels in 2015 with projections in 2050. By 2050, it is estimated that 651 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent will be produced by the use of natural gas in the U.S. industrial sector.

Carbon dioxide emissions from the industrial sector in the U.S. in 2015 and 2050, by source (in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent)*

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Release date

January 2017


United States

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Supplementary notes

* The figures for 2050 are projections based on a business-as-usual trend estimate, given known technology and technological and demographic trends.
Emissions from the electric power sector are distributed to the end-use sectors.
Includes energy for combined heat and power plants that have a non-regulatory status, and small on-site generating systems.

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