EIA: world petroleum use sets record high in 2012 despite declines in North America and Europe
27 August 2013
The world’s consumption of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heating oil, and other petroleum products reached a record high of 88.9 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2012, as declining consumption in North America and Europe was more than outpaced by growth in Asia and other regions, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
|Year-on-year changes in petroleum consumption by region. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge.|