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World Energy Consumption
In 1973, oil accounted for 46 percent of the world's total energy consumption; by 2005, its share had declined to 35 percent
China oil demand (2007)
Developed industrialized countries consume around 43 millions oil barrels daily on an average while developing countries consume 22 million (2008)
In 2008, demand grew in countries subsidizing oil by nearly 1 million barrels per day, despite high prices
The world crude oil production grew from 21 million barrels per day in 1960 to 56 mbd in 1973, a growth of 166%
The G-20 accounts for over 80 percent of the world's energy use (2008)
The Middle East holds 62 percent of the world's proven oil reserves (2008)
World energy consumption by region (as of 2004)
As of 2005, oil remains well ahead of other energy sources (35%), coal meets 25 percent of the world's energy needs, natural gas is next (20%), and nuclear power meets 6 percent of the planet's energy needs
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