One Reason Why Decarbonization Won’t Be That Easy: Fuel & Petroleum Exports

03.21.18 | Blog | By:

The infographic below, from Visual Capitalist, summarizes countries’ top exports. Fuel and petroleum exports dominate over all, according to VoucherCloud with data from the Observatory of Economic Complexity. More than 28% of countries export some kind of fuel.  Crude petroleum (24 countries) and refined petroleum (18 countries) split the difference here, though petroleum gas (11 countries) are also high on the list. One takeaway: What a challenge decarbonizing economies, especially transport, is going to be.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist