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EIA: Energy Outlook report on US emissions

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There has been a striking increase in carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas between 2005 and 2017

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) there will be a slight increase in US energy-produced carbon dioxide emissions.

EIA’s latest Energy Outlook report explains the carbon dioxide emissions from US energy is reduced by 14% from 2005 to 2017. However, 2018 will see a thin surge in emissions by 1.8%; and in 2019 the emissions will be 13% less than 2005.

The period between 2005 and 2017 has seen a significant change in carbon dioxide emissions from US energy. During the period, coal-related carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 39%, and petroleum-driven emissions by 11%. On the contrary,  carbon emissions produced by natural gas shot up by 24%, observed the agency.

Primarily, the increase is because generation of electricity from natural gas has been quite high during the last couple of years by comparison with other fossil fuels.

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