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U.S. energy explosion

U.S. energy explosion

(Krieg Barrie)


The decline in energy-related U.S. carbon dioxide emissions during 2019. The drop was mainly the result of less use of coal for electricity generation. The U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that emissions will fall 2 percent in 2020 and 1.5 percent in 2021. With the exception of 2018, when a cold winter prompted more energy consumption, American carbon dioxide emissions have fallen consistently since a small increase recorded in 2014.


The number of barrels of oil the United States produced per day in January. The number has risen—largely due to fracking—from 3.8 million per day in September 2005.


The amount of cubic feet per day of natural gas withdrawals in the United States in October 2019, a record high.


The number of net exports per day of barrels of petroleum in September. Ten years ago, the United States had net imports of 10 million barrels of petroleum per day.


The U.S. share of global oil production. This makes the United States the world’s top oil producer ahead of Saudi Arabia, Russia, Canada, and China.