Estimate the amount of carbon put into the atmosphere in 1 year by the consumption of crude oil in the US ?

Estimate the amount of carbon put into the atmosphere in 1 year by the consumption of crude oil in the United States. Assume U.S. crude oil consumption is at 20 million barrels/day and the energy content of a barrel of oil is 45 x10^18 J/barrel. Carbon emissions is at 20 megatons C per 10^18J.

How much would total emission be affected if the US obtained an equivalent amount of energy through coal?

One Response to “Estimate the amount of carbon put into the atmosphere in 1 year by the consumption of crude oil in the US ?”

  1. Crystal Says:

    since you’re asking for an estimate…i personally believe that it’s about 30 million mega tons