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Report: U.S. Continued to Decrease Emissions In 2019 Alongside Increased Natural Gas Production, Demand

June 22, 2020

While global carbon emissions saw a slight increase in 2019, the United States continued its long-term trend of reducing these emissions – at the same time that natural gas production and demand continued to increase – according to BP’s 2020 Statistical Review of World Energy.

This year’s edition was published amidst one of the most impactful events of the last century: a global pandemic that turned our entire way of living upside-down. The pandemic has triggered both direct and indirect impacts across the entire energy sector, which have just started to be seen and felt. And although it is too early to predict long-term impacts, the report offers a snapshot of global energy prior to this event.

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