Friday, April 13, 2012

Infographic: Global natural gas consumption doubled from 1980 to 2010

From the Energy Information Administration:
animated map of World petroleum consumption by region, 1980-2010
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics.

Between 1980 and 2010, global consumption of dry natural gas rose from 53 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) to 113 Tcf. Although consumption in North America saw the slowest regional growth in percentage terms (29%) from 1980 to 2010, the region accounted for more than 25% of the world's natural gas consumption during all years in the period. The Middle East had the highest growth rate, increasing more than ten-fold from 1.3 Tcf in 1980 to 13.2 Tcf in 2010....MORE