Industry’s coal and gas

In Short

Industries burn diesel fuel, gasoline, natural gas or coal to power ovens or machinery.

A Few Details

Industries prefer fossil fuels, because they are a cheap source of energy, or because mobile machinery cannot be connected to the electrical grid.

Among these industries, oil and coal corporations burn themselves hydrocarbons for digging coal mines or oil wells, all the way to sorting coal, refining petroleum, leaking methane gas, and finally distributing coal or gas.

Notes about EPA’s categories referred in this blog:
-Fuels burned for supplying fossil fuels by truck or train are included in this category, not in the transport category.
-Industry’s consumption of electricity from power plants is not included in this “industry” category but in the “power plant” category.

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