Cumulative manmade emissions (1854-2010)

 

Over 63% of cumulative manmade greenhouse gas emissions have been generated by just ninety companies. Fifty of these companies are Investor owned, 31 are State owned, and 9 are Nation state owned.

Six Canadian companies are in the top ninety: Encana, Suncor, Canadian Natural Resources, Talisman, Husky Energy and Nexen.

Data courtesy of Richard Heede, Climate Accountability Institute, climateaccountability.org

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Legend

  • The centre (blue) circle represents the total industrial emissions of CO2 and methane (1854-2010)
  • The "empty" (white) segment represents thousands of small fossil fuel and cement producers, or entities no longer extant
  • On the first ring, companies are grouped according to ownership:
    • green are state-owned companies (such as Saudi Aramco and 30 other national oil, gas, and coal companies)
    • blue are 50 investor-owned companies
    • grey are nine extant and former government-owned fossil fuel and cement industries (such as Former Soviet Union, China, Poland, and North Korea)
  • The second ring comprises the individual companies
  • The the outer ring represents the emissions from Product combustion emissions, Cement process emissions, Flaring, own fuel, vented CO2 and Fugitive methane

Government-owned industries

Production (GtCO2)sort ascending Flaring (GtCO2) Fugitive (GtCO2e) Total (GtCO2e)
FSU (Former Soviet Union) 116.88 2.31 10.53 129.72
China (coal & cement) 115.11 0.00 8.98 124.09
Poland 24.66 0.00 2.09 26.75
Russian Federation 10.37 0.00 0.88 11.24
Czechoslovakia 6.77 0.00 0.57 7.35
Kazakhstan 4.10 0.00 0.35 4.44
Ukraine 3.11 0.00 0.26 3.37
North Korea 2.58 0.00 0.22 2.80
Czech Republic 1.84 0.00 0.16 2.00

Investor and State owned industries

Production (GtCO2)sort ascending Flaring (GtCO2) Fugitive (GtCO2e) Total (GtCO2e)
Chevron, USA

46.28

1.48 3.34 51.10
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

42.82

1.03 2.18 46.03
ExxonMobil, USA

41.60

1.54 3.53 46.67
BP, UK

32.51

1.02 2.31 35.84
Royal Dutch Shell, The Netherlands & UK

27.57

0.99 2.19 30.75
National Iranian Oil Company, Iran

26.71

0.76 1.62 29.08
Gazprom, Russia

25.09

2.13 4.92 32.14
Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Mexico

18.14

0.59 1.29 20.02
British Coal Corporation, UK

17.74

0.00 1.50 19.25
Petroleos de Venezuela, Venezuela

14.77

0.44 0.95 16.16
ConocoPhillips, USA

14.70

0.67 1.50 16.87
Coal India, India

14.28

0.00 1.21 15.49
Peabody Energy, USA

11.46

0.00 0.97 12.43
Total, France

10.79

0.35 0.77 11.91
Kuwait Petroleum Corp., Kuwait

9.80

0.23 0.48 10.50
PetroChina, China

9.67

0.28 0.61 10.56
Abu Dhabi National Oil Corp., UAE

8.84

0.26 0.57 9.67
CONSOL Energy, USA

8.38

0.00 0.71 9.10
Sonatrach, Algeria

7.96

0.40 0.90 9.26
BHP Billiton, Australia

6.97

0.06 0.58 7.61
Iraq National Oil Company, Iraq

6.70

0.14 0.29 7.14
Anglo American, UK

6.68

0.00 0.57 7.24
RWE, Germany

6.31

0.00 0.53 6.84
Libya National Oil Corp., Libya

6.22

0.15 0.32 6.69
Pertamina, Indonesia

6.16

0.21 0.46 6.83
Nigerian National Petroleum, Nigeria

6.06

0.15 0.33 6.54
Rio Tinto, UK

5.50

0.00 0.47 5.96
Petrobras, Brazil

5.49

0.16 0.34 5.99
Arch Coal, USA

5.43

0.00 0.46 5.89
ENI, Italy

5.20

0.24 0.54 5.97
Occidental, USA

4.63

0.09 0.34 5.06
Petronas, Malaysia

4.56

0.22 0.50 5.27
Anadarko, USA

4.56

0.18 0.46 5.20
Statoil, Norway

3.89

0.15 0.33 4.37
Oil and Gas Corp., India

3.71

0.14 0.31 4.16
Lukoil, Russia

3.60

0.09 0.19 3.87
Sasol, South Africa

3.24

0.00 0.27 3.52
Qatar Petroleum, Qatar

3.00

0.13 0.29 3.41
Repsol, Spain

2.96

0.13 0.29 3.38
Yukos, Russia

2.69

0.06 0.12 2.86
Marathon, USA

2.64

0.11 0.24 2.99
Rosneft, Russian Federation

2.50

0.07 0.15 2.72
Egyptian General Petroleum, Egypt

2.48

0.09 0.20 2.77
Petroleum Development Oman, Oman

2.40

0.08 0.18 2.66
Hess, USA

2.09

0.08 0.19 2.36
Xstrata, Switzerland

2.05

0.00 0.17 2.22
Massey Energy, US

2.03

0.00 0.17 2.20
Alpha Natural Resources, USA

1.98

0.00 0.17 2.15
Singareni Collieries, India

1.74

0.00 0.15 1.88
Sonangol, Angola

1.69

0.03 0.07 1.79
Ecopetrol, Colombia

1.66

0.05 0.10 1.81
Cyprus Amax, USA

1.61

0.00 0.14 1.75
Devon Energy, USA

1.41

0.08 0.19 1.69
Sinopec, China

1.41

0.04 0.08 1.53
Westmoreland Mining, USA

1.41

0.00 0.12 1.53
EnCana, Canada

1.40

0.09 0.20 1.69
Syrian Petroleum, Syria

1.29

0.04 0.08 1.40
BG Group (British Gas) UK

1.24

0.09 0.21 1.54
Suncor, Canada

1.24

0.05 0.11 1.41
Kiewit Mining Group, USA

1.19

0.00 0.10 1.29
North American Coal, US

1.09

0.00 0.09 1.18
Ruhrkohle AG (RAG), Germany

1.05

0.00 0.09 1.14
Lafarge, France

1.04

0.00 0.00 1.04
CNOOC, China

1.03

0.03 0.06 1.12
Holcim, Switzerland

1.01

0.00 0.00 1.01
Luminant, USA

0.97

0.00 0.08 1.05
Canadian Natural Resources, Canada

0.83

0.04 0.09 0.96
Apache, USA

0.81

0.04 0.10 0.95
Talisman, Canada

0.79

0.04 0.09 0.92
Bahrain Petroleum Corporation

0.78

0.05 0.11 0.93
Murray Coal, USA

0.73

0.00 0.06 0.80
UK Coal, UK

0.73

0.00 0.06 0.79
Husky, Canada

0.59

0.02 0.05 0.66
Nexen, Canada

0.59

0.02 0.04 0.65
HeidelbergCement, Germany

0.59

0.00 0.00 0.59
Cemex, Mexico

0.55

0.00 0.00 0.55
Italcementi

0.46

0.00 0.00 0.46
Polish Oil & Gas, Poland

0.42

0.02 0.03 0.47
Taiheiyo, Japan

0.40

0.00 0.00 0.40
Murphy Oil, USA

0.37

0.02 0.03 0.42
OMV Group, Austria

0.30

0.01 0.03 0.35