GHGRP 2018: Chemicals
The chemical manufacturing sector consists of facilities that manufacture organic or inorganic chemicals. For this summary, the sector is broken down into facilities that produce fluorinated chemicals and non-fluorinated chemicals. The non-fluorinated chemicals subsector comprises facilities that produce adipic acid, ammonia, hydrogen (both merchant and non-merchant plants), nitric acid, petrochemicals, phosphoric acid, silicon carbide, titanium dioxide and other non-fluorinated chemicals. The fluorinated chemicals subsector comprises facilities that produce HCFC-22 (or destroy HFC-23) and other fluorinated chemicals. A more detailed description of these subsectors is provided below. A total of 457 chemicals facilities reported in 2018.
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- 2018 total reported direct emissions from chemicals (all subsectors), by subsector (as of 8/4/19)
- Trend of annual reported GHG emissions from chemicals (all subsectors), by subsector (as of 8/4/19)
- Number of reporters and emissions for chemicals (all subsectors) (as of 8/4/19)
- Location and emissions for each reporting facility for chemicals (all subsectors) (as of 8/4/19)
Number of Reporters and Emissions for Chemicals (All Subsectors) (as of 8/4/19)
|Chemicals Sector — Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reported to the GHGRP
(all emissions values presented in million metric tons CO2e)
|Number of facilities:||458||468||473||464||465||456||457||457|
|Total emissions (CO2e):||180.4||173.0||174.6||177.2||177.6||177.4||184.4||191.3|
|Emissions by greenhouse gas (CO2e)|
|• Carbon dioxide (CO2):||142.5||143.2||147.0||149.4||151.8||153.1||157.9||163.6|
|• Methane (CH4):||0.2||0.2||0.2||0.3||0.2||0.2||0.3||0.3|
|• Nitrous oxide (N2O):||21.3||16.0||14.8||16.6||16.0||17.3||17.1||20.1|
|• Fluorinated GHGs:||16.5||13.6||12.6||10.9||9.5||6.8||9.2||7.4|
|Emissions by subsector|
|• Non-fluorinated chemicals||163.1||158.6||161.2||165.4||167.3||169.9||174.5||183.2|
|• Fluorinated chemicals||17.3||14.4||13.4||11.7||10.3||7.5||9.9||8.1|
Totals may not equal sum of individual GHGs due to independent rounding.
Location and emissions range for each reporting facility for Chemicals (All Subsectors) (as of 8/4/19)
This map shows the locations of direct-emitting facilities. The size of a circle corresponds to the quantity of emissions reported by that facility.