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Emissions - Methane emissions in energy sector

(thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

China is the top country by methane emissions in energy sector in the world. As of 2008, methane emissions in energy sector in China was 738,366.8 thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent that accounts for 26.19 % of the world's methane emissions in energy sector. The top 5 countries (others are Russian Federation, the United States of America, India, and Iran) account for 54.77 % of it. The world's total methane emissions in energy sector was estimated at 2.82 million thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2008.

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Methane emissions from energy processes are emissions from the production, handling, transmission, and combustion of fossil fuels and biofuels.