U.S. Primary Energy Consumption & CO2 Emissions on the Rise in 2010

30 Nov

Preliminary data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows U.S. primary energy consumption rose during the first 8 months of 2010, largely because of increased consumption of coal and natural gas.

Compared with data from the first 8 months of 2009, U.S. energy consumption rose by 4%.  Carbon dioxide emissions likewise rose by 4% due to increased combustion of fossil fuels.  The EIA expects U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to increase 3.5% in 2010 after falling 7% in 2009.

As of the end of October, U.S. natural gas inventories are over 3.8 trillion cubic feet (tcf), approximately the same value as last October’s record-setting levels.

Read the EIA Monthly Energy Review and the Natural Gas Monthly Review for more detailed facts and figures….

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