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The U.S. ranks 17th in growth in natural gas production

11 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to British Petroleum, between 2008 and 2009 natural gas production increased in the United States by 3.5%, which makes the United States tied for seventeenth with Indonesia in that category. India ranks first, with an increase in natural gas production of 28.9%.

The U.S. ranks 9th in greenhouse gas intensity

1 February 2011 1 comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2005 the United States emitted 23.4 metric tonnes (CO2 equivalent) of greenhouse gases per capita, which makes the United States rank ninth out of one hundred eighty-six countries ranked in that category. Qatar ranked first, emitting 68.9 metric tonnes per capita.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in carbon footprint

21 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, in 2007 the United States had a carbon footprint of 5.57 global hectares per capita, which makes the United States rank third out of one hundred fifty-two countries ranked in that category. Qatar ranks first, with a carbon footprint of 8.13 global hectares per capita.

The U.S. ranks 5th in pig iron production

5 November 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2007 the United States produced 36,100,000 tonnes of pig iron, or 3.6% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank fifth in that category. China ranks first, producing 469,449,300 tonnes, or 46.7% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 24th in carbon intensity

30 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank’s 2010 World Development Report, in 2005 the United States produced .047 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide for every $1000 of GDP. That was enough to make the United States tied for twenty-fourth with India out of sixty-five countries ranked in that category. Uzbekistan ranked first at 2.10 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide for every $1000 of GDP.

The U.S. ranks 1st in oil capacity

28 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to British Petroleum, in 2009 the United States had an oil refinery capacity of  17,688,000 barrels per day, or 19.5% of the world’s total oil refinery capacity. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 1st in natural gas consumption

18 September 2010 1 comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2009 the United States consumed 646,600,000,000 cubic meters of natural gas, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 1st in railways

30 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, there are 226,427 kilometers of railways in the United States, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 10th in lithium production

26 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2008 the U.S. produced 1500 tonnes of lithium, which was enough to make the United States rank tenth in that category. Australia ranked first at 239,528 tonnes.

The U.S. ranks 28th in road sector fuel consumption

6 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 23.0% of all fuel consumed in the U.S. goes to the road sector, which makes the United States rank twenty-eighth out of one hundred thirty five ranked countries. Luxembourg ranks first, at 51.3%. The Democratic Republic of Congo ranks last, at 1.0%.

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