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U.S. Expected to Reach New Record for Fossil Fuel Production This Year

Despite the rising global temperatures and concerns about climate change, the U.S. is on track to reach record levels of fossil fuel production in 2023 and beyond. This is evident in the projected doubling of liquified natural gas exports from North America by 2027, with the majority of new projects concentrated in the U.S., particularly in the Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. is expected to produce 12.9 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2023, an increase from 2021 and 2022 levels. This upward trend is projected to continue until 2050, raising concerns among environmental experts who believe it contradicts the country's net-zero emissions goals.
Globally, fossil fuel production is set to increase by 110% by 2030, despite pledges from many countries to achieve net-zero emissions. The U.S., the world's top producer of oil and gas, is expected to see a decline in coal production by 2030 but remains committed to fossil fuel production.
While gasoline consumption in the U.S. is expected to decline by 1% in 2024, this is not enough to offset the overall increase in fossil fuel production. U.S. emissions are expected to fall by 3% in 2023 and 1% in 2024, but these declines are not happening quickly enough to meet the country's net-zero targets by 2050.

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  • winnie nguru

    18 w

    This should not happen while we just sit and watch.. We must course correct this

    • We Don't Have Time

      18 w

      Hi, George Kariuki. Thanks for posting a climate review on our platform. However, this review should not be directed to U.S. Energy Information Administration, but to a company or an organization that needs to be aware of this. The idea behind our climate reviews is to make companies and organizations aware that they could (and should) do better. If enough people agree to your review, we will contact the company and ask them to join the climate dialogue. Read more here:

      • johnte ndeto

        19 w

        But why fossil fuels yet away hàve close clean substitutes to energy

        • Princess

          19 w

          This has implications for environmental concerns and the ongoing debate about transitioning to cleaner, renewable alternatives.

          • Gabriella Coppolecchia

            19 w

            It looks like we are shouting to a wall... Things need to change. We need to find a way to make using the fossil fuel more expensive than the transition to green energy. Much more expensive. And maybe things will finally change

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