U.S. CO2 emissions forecast by fuel 2017-2050

Carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. from 2017 to 2050, by fuel (in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent)

U.S. CO2 emissions forecast by fuel 2017-2050 The statistic shows the total US carbon dioxide emissions from selected fuels between 2017 and 2050, with a breakdown by fuel. It is estimated that some 1.89 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent will be produced by the use of natural gas in the United States in 2050.
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Carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. from 2017 to 2050, by fuel (in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent)

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YearPetroleumNatural gasCoalOther
20502,1111,8891,00613
20452,0601,8501,00513
20402,0291,8011,01313
20352,0301,7651,02312
20302,0891,7181,08412
20252,1871,6861,09212
20202,3301,6361,13812
20172,3431,4741,31812
YearPetroleumNatural gasCoalOther
20502,1111,8891,00613
20452,0601,8501,00513
20402,0291,8011,01313
20352,0301,7651,02312
20302,0891,7181,08412
20252,1871,6861,09212
20202,3301,6361,13812
20172,3431,4741,31812
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The statistic shows the total US carbon dioxide emissions from selected fuels between 2017 and 2050, with a breakdown by fuel. It is estimated that some 1.89 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent will be produced by the use of natural gas in the United States in 2050.
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Release date
January 2019
Region
United States
Survey time period
2018
Supplementary notes
The figures for 2020 through 2050 are estimates; according to the source, forecasts are based on a business-as-usual trend estimate, given known technology and technological and demographic trends.

The values include energy-related carbon dioxide emissions only.
Petroleum includes international bunker fuels.
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