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Mexico Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions

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Fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions from Mexico grew exponentially at a rate of 6.5% per year from 1891 to 1982. Since 1982, total fossil-fuel CO2emissions have slowly grown and now stand at 130 million metric tons of carbon. Emissions growth over time has been due to increasing oil production and in 2008, 59.8% of emissions were from petroleum products, the highest fraction of crude oil dependence of the major CO2-emitting countries. Per capita emissions (1.20 metric tons of carbon in 2008) are slightly below the global average. Consumption of natural gas has become increasingly important in Mexico and now accounts for 23.6% of fossil-fuel CO2 emissions.

CITE AS: Boden, T.A., G. Marland, and R.J. Andres. 2011. Global, Regional, and National Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.A. doi 10.3334/CDIAC/00001_V2011