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Average greenhouse gas emissions per reporter in the United States 2019, by sector

On average, greenhouse gas emissions in the United States are highest from refineries, at 1.29 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent. This was followed by power plants facilities, which emitted an average of 1.22 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Average greenhouse gas emissions per reporter in the U.S. in 2019, by sector*

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Release date

September 2020


United States

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*7,624 facilities in nine industry sectors reported direct emissions.
Reported direct emissions totaled 2.85 billion metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), about half of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions; 949 suppliers of fossil fuels and industrial gases reported; and 99 facilities reported injecting CO2 underground

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