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beakers iconThe 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 449 chemicals facilities reported in 2019.

2019 Total Reported Direct Emissions from Chemicals (All Subsectors), by Subsector (as of 9/26/20)

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What factors influenced the trends in emissions for non-fluorinated chemicals production?
What factors influenced the trends in emissions for fluorinated chemicals production?

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Location and Emissions for Each Reporting Facility for Chemicals (All Subsectors) (as of 9/26/20)

This map shows the locations of direct-emitting facilities. The size of a circle corresponds to the quantity of emissions reported by that facility.

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Number of Reporters and Emissions for Chemicals (All Subsectors) (as of 9/26/20)

Chemicals Sector — Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reported to the GHGRP
(all emissions values presented in million metric tons CO2e)
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Number of facilities: 458 468 473 464 465 456 457 456 449
Total emissions (CO2e): 180.4 173.0 174.6 177.1 177.1 177.1 184.4 191.3 185.6
Emissions by greenhouse gas (CO2e)
• Carbon dioxide (CO2): 142.5 143.2 147.0 149.4 151.3 152.7 157.9 163.6 162.0
• Methane (CH4): 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
• Nitrous oxide (N2O): 21.3 16.0 14.8 16.6 16.0 17.3 17.1 20.1 15.5
• Fluorinated GHGs: 16.5 13.6 12.6 10.9 9.5 6.8 9.1 7.4 7.8
Emissions by subsector
• Non-fluorinated chemicals 163.1 158.6 161.2 165.4 166.8 169.5 174.5 183.2 177.0
• Fluorinated chemicals 17.3 14.4 13.4 11.7 10.3 7.6 9.9 8.1 8.6

Totals may not equal sum of individual GHGs due to independent rounding.

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