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) Flaring (GtCO2)sort ascending 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) Flaring (GtCO2)sort ascending Fugitive (GtCO2e) Total (GtCO2e)
Gazprom, Russia

25.09

2.13 4.92 32.14
ExxonMobil, USA

41.60

1.54 3.53 46.67
Chevron, USA

46.28

1.48 3.34 51.10
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

42.82

1.03 2.18 46.03
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
ConocoPhillips, USA

14.70

0.67 1.50 16.87
Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Mexico

18.14

0.59 1.29 20.02
Petroleos de Venezuela, Venezuela

14.77

0.44 0.95 16.16
Sonatrach, Algeria

7.96

0.40 0.90 9.26
Total, France

10.79

0.35 0.77 11.91
PetroChina, China

9.67

0.28 0.61 10.56
Abu Dhabi National Oil Corp., UAE

8.84

0.26 0.57 9.67
ENI, Italy

5.20

0.24 0.54 5.97
Kuwait Petroleum Corp., Kuwait

9.80

0.23 0.48 10.50
Petronas, Malaysia

4.56

0.22 0.50 5.27
Pertamina, Indonesia

6.16

0.21 0.46 6.83
Anadarko, USA

4.56

0.18 0.46 5.20
Petrobras, Brazil

5.49

0.16 0.34 5.99
Statoil, Norway

3.89

0.15 0.33 4.37
Libya National Oil Corp., Libya

6.22

0.15 0.32 6.69
Nigerian National Petroleum, Nigeria

6.06

0.15 0.33 6.54
Oil and Gas Corp., India

3.71

0.14 0.31 4.16
Iraq National Oil Company, Iraq

6.70

0.14 0.29 7.14
Qatar Petroleum, Qatar

3.00

0.13 0.29 3.41
Repsol, Spain

2.96

0.13 0.29 3.38
Marathon, USA

2.64

0.11 0.24 2.99
Occidental, USA

4.63

0.09 0.34 5.06
Lukoil, Russia

3.60

0.09 0.19 3.87
EnCana, Canada

1.40

0.09 0.20 1.69
BG Group (British Gas) UK

1.24

0.09 0.21 1.54
Egyptian General Petroleum, Egypt

2.48

0.09 0.20 2.77
Devon Energy, USA

1.41

0.08 0.19 1.69
Petroleum Development Oman, Oman

2.40

0.08 0.18 2.66
Hess, USA

2.09

0.08 0.19 2.36
Rosneft, Russian Federation

2.50

0.07 0.15 2.72
BHP Billiton, Australia

6.97

0.06 0.58 7.61
Yukos, Russia

2.69

0.06 0.12 2.86
Ecopetrol, Colombia

1.66

0.05 0.10 1.81
Bahrain Petroleum Corporation

0.78

0.05 0.11 0.93
Suncor, Canada

1.24

0.05 0.11 1.41
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
Sinopec, China

1.41

0.04 0.08 1.53
Syrian Petroleum, Syria

1.29

0.04 0.08 1.40
Sonangol, Angola

1.69

0.03 0.07 1.79
CNOOC, China

1.03

0.03 0.06 1.12
Husky, Canada

0.59

0.02 0.05 0.66
Nexen, Canada

0.59

0.02 0.04 0.65
Polish Oil & Gas, Poland

0.42

0.02 0.03 0.47
Murphy Oil, USA

0.37

0.02 0.03 0.42
OMV Group, Austria

0.30

0.01 0.03 0.35
Singareni Collieries, India

1.74

0.00 0.15 1.88
Lafarge, France

1.04

0.00 0.00 1.04
Holcim, Switzerland

1.01

0.00 0.00 1.01
CONSOL Energy, USA

8.38

0.00 0.71 9.10
Cyprus Amax, USA

1.61

0.00 0.14 1.75
Anglo American, UK

6.68

0.00 0.57 7.24
Sasol, South Africa

3.24

0.00 0.27 3.52
RWE, Germany

6.31

0.00 0.53 6.84
Murray Coal, USA

0.73

0.00 0.06 0.80
UK Coal, UK

0.73

0.00 0.06 0.79
British Coal Corporation, UK

17.74

0.00 1.50 19.25
Westmoreland Mining, USA

1.41

0.00 0.12 1.53
HeidelbergCement, Germany

0.59

0.00 0.00 0.59
Coal India, India

14.28

0.00 1.21 15.49
Kiewit Mining Group, USA

1.19

0.00 0.10 1.29
Cemex, Mexico

0.55

0.00 0.00 0.55
Peabody Energy, USA

11.46

0.00 0.97 12.43
Rio Tinto, UK

5.50

0.00 0.47 5.96
North American Coal, US

1.09

0.00 0.09 1.18
Arch Coal, USA

5.43

0.00 0.46 5.89
Xstrata, Switzerland

2.05

0.00 0.17 2.22
Ruhrkohle AG (RAG), Germany

1.05

0.00 0.09 1.14
Italcementi

0.46

0.00 0.00 0.46
Massey Energy, US

2.03

0.00 0.17 2.20
Taiheiyo, Japan

0.40

0.00 0.00 0.40
Alpha Natural Resources, USA

1.98

0.00 0.17 2.15
Luminant, USA

0.97

0.00 0.08 1.05