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Fossil fuel consumption, 2016

Source: BP, The Statistical Review of World Energy 2017,


The map shows the consumption of fossil fuels in 2016. In absolute quantities, China is the prime consumer, far ahead of the United States, which itself is far ahead of India and Russia. Once it is calculated per capita, this consumption is more reflective of lifestyles, which are particularly consumptive of energy in North America, the Gulf, South Korea, and Australia, whereas in Latin America, Africa, the rest of Asia and, to a lesser extent, Europe, consumption is lower.


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