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) Fugitive (GtCO2e)sort ascending 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) Fugitive (GtCO2e)sort ascending 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
BP, UK

32.51

1.02 2.31 35.84
Royal Dutch Shell, The Netherlands & UK

27.57

0.99 2.19 30.75
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

42.82

1.03 2.18 46.03
National Iranian Oil Company, Iran

26.71

0.76 1.62 29.08
British Coal Corporation, UK

17.74

0.00 1.50 19.25
ConocoPhillips, USA

14.70

0.67 1.50 16.87
Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Mexico

18.14

0.59 1.29 20.02
Coal India, India

14.28

0.00 1.21 15.49
Peabody Energy, USA

11.46

0.00 0.97 12.43
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
CONSOL Energy, USA

8.38

0.00 0.71 9.10
PetroChina, China

9.67

0.28 0.61 10.56
BHP Billiton, Australia

6.97

0.06 0.58 7.61
Abu Dhabi National Oil Corp., UAE

8.84

0.26 0.57 9.67
Anglo American, UK

6.68

0.00 0.57 7.24
ENI, Italy

5.20

0.24 0.54 5.97
RWE, Germany

6.31

0.00 0.53 6.84
Petronas, Malaysia

4.56

0.22 0.50 5.27
Kuwait Petroleum Corp., Kuwait

9.80

0.23 0.48 10.50
Rio Tinto, UK

5.50

0.00 0.47 5.96
Pertamina, Indonesia

6.16

0.21 0.46 6.83
Arch Coal, USA

5.43

0.00 0.46 5.89
Anadarko, USA

4.56

0.18 0.46 5.20
Occidental, USA

4.63

0.09 0.34 5.06
Petrobras, Brazil

5.49

0.16 0.34 5.99
Statoil, Norway

3.89

0.15 0.33 4.37
Nigerian National Petroleum, Nigeria

6.06

0.15 0.33 6.54
Libya National Oil Corp., Libya

6.22

0.15 0.32 6.69
Oil and Gas Corp., India

3.71

0.14 0.31 4.16
Qatar Petroleum, Qatar

3.00

0.13 0.29 3.41
Iraq National Oil Company, Iraq

6.70

0.14 0.29 7.14
Repsol, Spain

2.96

0.13 0.29 3.38
Sasol, South Africa

3.24

0.00 0.27 3.52
Marathon, USA

2.64

0.11 0.24 2.99
BG Group (British Gas) UK

1.24

0.09 0.21 1.54
EnCana, Canada

1.40

0.09 0.20 1.69
Egyptian General Petroleum, Egypt

2.48

0.09 0.20 2.77
Lukoil, Russia

3.60

0.09 0.19 3.87
Devon Energy, USA

1.41

0.08 0.19 1.69
Hess, USA

2.09

0.08 0.19 2.36
Petroleum Development Oman, Oman

2.40

0.08 0.18 2.66
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
Rosneft, Russian Federation

2.50

0.07 0.15 2.72
Cyprus Amax, USA

1.61

0.00 0.14 1.75
Yukos, Russia

2.69

0.06 0.12 2.86
Westmoreland Mining, USA

1.41

0.00 0.12 1.53
Bahrain Petroleum Corporation

0.78

0.05 0.11 0.93
Suncor, Canada

1.24

0.05 0.11 1.41
Ecopetrol, Colombia

1.66

0.05 0.10 1.81
Apache, USA

0.81

0.04 0.10 0.95
Kiewit Mining Group, USA

1.19

0.00 0.10 1.29
Canadian Natural Resources, Canada

0.83

0.04 0.09 0.96
Talisman, Canada

0.79

0.04 0.09 0.92
North American Coal, US

1.09

0.00 0.09 1.18
Ruhrkohle AG (RAG), Germany

1.05

0.00 0.09 1.14
Sinopec, China

1.41

0.04 0.08 1.53
Syrian Petroleum, Syria

1.29

0.04 0.08 1.40
Luminant, USA

0.97

0.00 0.08 1.05
Sonangol, Angola

1.69

0.03 0.07 1.79
Murray Coal, USA

0.73

0.00 0.06 0.80
UK Coal, UK

0.73

0.00 0.06 0.79
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
OMV Group, Austria

0.30

0.01 0.03 0.35
Polish Oil & Gas, Poland

0.42

0.02 0.03 0.47
Murphy Oil, USA

0.37

0.02 0.03 0.42
Lafarge, France

1.04

0.00 0.00 1.04
Holcim, Switzerland

1.01

0.00 0.00 1.01
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
Taiheiyo, Japan

0.40

0.00 0.00 0.40