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 453 chemicals facilities reported in 2020.
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- 2020 Total Reported Direct Emissions from Chemicals, by Subsector (as of 8/7/2021)
- Trend of Annual Reported GHG Emissions by Subsector (as of 8/7/2021)
- Location and emissions for each reporting facility in the chemicals sector (as of 8/7/2021)
- Number of reporters and emissions in the chemicals sector (as of 8/7/2021)
2020 Total Reported Direct Emissions from Chemicals, by Subsector (as of 8/7/2021)
Trend of Annual Reported GHG Emissions by Subsector (as of 8/7/2021)
What factors influenced the trends in emissions for non-fluorinated chemicals production?
What factors influenced the trends in emissions for fluorinated chemicals production?
Location and emissions for each reporting facility in the chemicals sector (as of 8/7/2021)
This map shows the locations of direct-emitting facilities. The size of a circle corresponds to the quantity of emissions reported by that facility.
Number of reporters and emissions in the chemicals sector (as of 8/7/2021)
|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||458||457||454||453|
|Total emissions (CO2e):||180.4||173.0||174.6||177.1||177.1||177.2||184.5||191.3||185.9||184.1|
|Emissions by greenhouse gas (CO2e)|
|• Carbon dioxide (CO2):||142.5||143.2||147.0||149.4||151.3||152.7||157.9||163.4||161.9||160.4|
|• Methane (CH4):||0.2||0.2||0.2||0.3||0.2||0.2||0.3||0.3||0.3||0.3|
|• Nitrous oxide (N2O):||21.3||16.0||14.8||16.6||16.0||17.4||17.2||20.3||15.4||17.8|
|• Fluorinated GHGs:||16.5||13.6||12.6||10.9||9.5||6.8||9.2||7.4||8.3||5.7|
|Emissions by subsector|
|• Non-fluorinated chemicals||163.1||158.6||161.2||165.4||166.8||169.6||174.6||183.2||176.8||177.7|
|• Fluorinated chemicals||17.3||14.4||13.4||11.7||10.3||7.6||9.9||8.1||9.1||6.4|
Totals may not equal sum of individual GHGs due to independent rounding.