CO2 emissions from liquid fuel consumption (% of total) - Country Ranking

Definition: Carbon dioxide emissions from liquid fuel consumption refer mainly to emissions from use of petroleum-derived fuels as an energy source.

Source: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, United States.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 St. Lucia 118.39 2016
2 Seychelles 112.05 2016
3 Antigua and Barbuda 111.48 2016
4 Fiji 111.27 2016
5 Tuvalu 110.01 2016
6 Djibouti 108.51 2016
7 São Tomé and Principe 100.84 2016
7 Comoros 100.84 2016
9 Macao SAR, China 100.00 1989
9 Greenland 100.00 1989
9 Cayman Islands 100.00 1989
12 Andorra 99.87 2016
13 Dominica 99.82 2016
14 Malta 99.42 2016
15 The Gambia 98.94 2016
16 Cabo Verde 98.68 2016
17 Somalia 97.79 2016
17 Guinea-Bissau 97.79 2016
19 Jamaica 97.76 2016
20 Nicaragua 97.47 2016
21 Togo 97.26 2016
22 Mozambique 97.15 2016
23 Guinea 97.05 2016
24 Sierra Leone 97.02 2016
25 Uruguay 96.08 2016
26 Central African Republic 95.82 2016
27 Grenada 95.60 2016
28 St. Kitts and Nevis 95.34 2016
29 Paraguay 95.14 2016
30 Guyana 94.61 2016
31 Ghana 93.95 2016
32 Burkina Faso 93.35 2016
33 Burundi 93.27 2016
34 El Salvador 93.03 2016
35 Dem. Rep. Congo 92.92 2016
36 Eritrea 92.79 2016
37 Honduras 90.78 2016
38 Chad 89.88 2016
39 Liberia 89.72 2016
40 Cuba 88.77 2016
41 Barbados 88.46 2016
42 Sudan 87.88 2016
43 Ecuador 87.82 2016
44 Belize 86.88 2016
45 Palau 86.03 2016
46 Costa Rica 85.73 2016
47 Tonga 85.56 2016
48 Cyprus 85.03 2016
49 Madagascar 84.84 2016
50 Haiti 84.66 2016
51 Namibia 84.61 2016
52 Niger 82.83 2016
53 Sweden 82.82 2016
54 Iraq 82.77 2016
55 Kiribati 82.51 2016
56 Rwanda 82.07 2016
57 Samoa 81.90 2016
58 Mauritania 81.82 2016
59 Panama 81.58 2016
60 Vanuatu 81.49 2016
60 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 81.49 2016
60 Iceland 81.49 2016
63 The Bahamas 81.38 2016
64 Nauru 79.45 2016
65 Uganda 78.26 2016
66 Lebanon 77.16 2016
67 Papua New Guinea 76.32 2016
68 Sri Lanka 75.18 2016
69 Syrian Arab Republic 74.66 2016
70 Luxembourg 74.62 2016
71 Yemen 74.49 2016
72 Tanzania 73.68 2016
73 Dominican Republic 73.15 2016
74 Benin 72.73 2016
75 Timor-Leste 71.75 2016
76 Suriname 71.59 2016
77 Kenya 70.66 2016
78 Cameroon 69.82 2016
79 Congo 69.29 2016
80 Senegal 68.87 2016
81 Malawi 68.49 2016
82 Albania 68.21 2016
83 Eswatini 67.97 2016
84 Lithuania 67.28 2016
85 Brazil 67.21 2016
86 Myanmar 66.25 2016
87 Mauritius 65.17 2016
88 Cambodia 65.01 2016
89 New Caledonia 64.81 1989
90 Mali 64.79 2016
91 Ethiopia 63.92 2016
92 Switzerland 62.82 2016
93 New Zealand 62.47 2016
94 Guatemala 62.27 2016
95 Norway 61.59 2016
96 France 60.95 2014
97 Kuwait 60.84 2016
98 Jordan 59.83 2016
99 Colombia 58.74 2016
100 Libya 58.35 2016
101 Saudi Arabia 57.92 2016
102 Nepal 57.75 2016
103 Nigeria 56.88 2016
104 Spain 56.77 2016
105 Peru 56.48 2016
106 Morocco 54.98 2016
107 Chile 53.51 2016
108 Belgium 53.48 2016
109 Portugal 53.34 2016
110 Kyrgyz Republic 52.74 2016
111 Mexico 52.71 2016
112 Latvia 52.62 2016
113 Zambia 52.61 2016
114 Croatia 52.52 2016
115 Greece 51.92 2016
116 Angola 50.64 2016
117 Finland 50.00 2016
118 Bolivia 49.85 2016
119 Austria 49.40 2016
120 Egypt 49.10 2016
121 Slovenia 48.96 2016
122 Ireland 48.27 2016
123 Argentina 48.18 2016
124 Denmark 47.62 2016
125 Venezuela 47.50 2016
126 Afghanistan 47.04 2016
127 Solomon Islands 46.86 2016
128 Thailand 46.06 2016
129 Pakistan 45.98 2016
130 Canada 45.88 2016
131 Tunisia 45.51 2016
132 Philippines 44.98 2016
133 United Kingdom 44.29 2016
134 Italy 43.97 2014
135 United States 43.51 2016
136 Gabon 43.09 2016
137 Indonesia 42.79 2016
138 Georgia 40.24 2016
139 Tajikistan 40.18 2016
140 Netherlands 39.77 2016
141 Montenegro 39.45 2016
142 Bhutan 39.06 2016
143 Hungary 38.85 2016
144 Botswana 38.73 2016
145 North Macedonia 38.51 2016
146 Malaysia 38.38 2016
147 Côte d'Ivoire 38.20 2016
148 Japan 37.79 2016
149 Azerbaijan 37.49 2016
150 Algeria 37.34 2016
151 Iran 35.52 2016
152 Lesotho 35.38 2016
153 Israel 34.92 2016
154 Singapore 34.34 2016
155 Germany 33.77 2016
156 Romania 33.52 2016
157 Trinidad and Tobago 31.30 2016
158 Australia 30.97 2016
159 Korea 30.63 2016
160 Belarus 30.49 2016
161 Moldova 30.27 2016
162 Hong Kong SAR, China 30.10 1989
163 India 29.72 2016
164 Bulgaria 29.27 2016
165 Zimbabwe 28.80 2016
166 Brunei 28.15 2016
167 Turkmenistan 27.75 2016
168 Slovak Republic 27.23 2016
169 Turkey 26.53 2016
170 United Arab Emirates 26.24 2016
171 Russia 25.56 2016
172 Vietnam 23.48 2016
173 Poland 22.10 2016
174 Bosnia and Herzegovina 21.67 2016
175 Bangladesh 20.95 2016
176 Czech Republic 19.71 2016
177 Serbia 19.24 2016
178 Kazakhstan 19.14 2016
179 Lao PDR 19.00 2016
180 Mongolia 16.79 2016
181 Ukraine 16.45 2016
182 Armenia 16.35 2016
183 South Africa 14.21 2016
184 China 13.62 2016
185 Equatorial Guinea 13.03 2016
186 Bahrain 12.59 2016
187 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 10.64 2016
188 Oman 8.89 2016
189 Estonia 6.42 2016
190 Uzbekistan 6.11 2016
191 Qatar 2.93 2016
192 Liechtenstein 0.00 2016

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Development Relevance: Carbon dioxide (CO2) is naturally occurring gas fixed by photosynthesis into organic matter. A byproduct of fossil fuel combustion and biomass burning, it is also emitted from land use changes and other industrial processes. It is the principal anthropogenic greenhouse gas that affects the Earth's radiative balance. It is the reference gas against which other greenhouse gases are measured, thus having a Global Warming Potential of 1. An emission intensity is the average emission rate of a given pollutant from a given source relative to the intensity of a specific activity. Emission intensities are also used to compare the environmental impact of different fuels or activities. The related terms - emission factor and carbon intensity - are often used interchangeably. Burning of carbon-based fuels since the industrial revolution has rapidly increased concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, increasing the rate of global warming and causing anthropogenic climate change. It is also a major source of ocean acidification since it dissolves in water to form carbonic acid. The addition of man-made greenhouse gases to the Atmosphere disturbs the earth's radiative balance. This is leading to an increase in the earth's surface temperature and to related effects on climate, sea level rise and world agriculture. Emissions of CO2 are from burning oil, coal and gas for energy use, burning wood and waste materials, and from industrial processes such as cement production. The carbon dioxide emissions of a country are only an indicator of one greenhouse gas. For a more complete idea of how a country influences climate change, gases such as methane and nitrous oxide should be taken into account. This is particularly important in agricultural economies. The environmental effects of carbon dioxide are of significant interest. Carbon dioxide (CO2) makes up the largest share of the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming and climate change. Converting all other greenhouse gases (methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)) to carbon dioxide (or CO2) equivalents makes it possible to compare them and to determine their individual and total contributions to global warming. The Kyoto Protocol, an environmental agreement adopted in 1997 by many of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is working towards curbing CO2 emissions globally.

Limitations and Exceptions: The U.S. Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) calculates annual anthropogenic emissions from data on fossil fuel consumption (from the United Nations Statistics Division's World Energy Data Set) and world cement manufacturing (from the U.S. Department of Interior's Geological Survey, USGS 2011). Although estimates of global carbon dioxide emissions are probably accurate within 10 percent (as calculated from global average fuel chemistry and use), country estimates may have larger error bounds. Trends estimated from a consistent time series tend to be more accurate than individual values. Each year the CDIAC recalculates the entire time series since 1949, incorporating recent findings and corrections. Estimates exclude fuels supplied to ships and aircraft in international transport because of the difficulty of apportioning the fuels among benefiting countries.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Carbon dioxide emissions, largely by-products of energy production and use, account for the largest share of greenhouse gases, which are associated with global warming. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions result primarily from fossil fuel combustion and cement manufacturing. In combustion different fossil fuels release different amounts of carbon dioxide for the same level of energy use: oil releases about 50 percent more carbon dioxide than natural gas, and coal releases about twice as much. Cement manufacturing releases about half a metric ton of carbon dioxide for each metric ton of cement produced. Data for carbon dioxide emissions include gases from the burning of fossil fuels and cement manufacture, but excludes emissions from land use such as deforestation. Carbon dioxide emissions are often calculated and reported as elemental carbon. The values were converted to actual carbon dioxide mass by multiplying them by 3.667 (the ratio of the mass of carbon to that of carbon dioxide).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual