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By Robert Rapier on Feb 9, 2009 with no responses

Energy at the WSJ

The online version of the Wall Street Journal has a new section devoted entirely to energy:

Energy – WSJ

It contains numerous energy-themed articles ranging from ‘going green’ to changes in the refining industry to investing in natural gas to thin film solar panels. Excellent stuff.

Here are some snapshots of the wealth of information featured there:

Countries with the highest per capita energy consumption in 2005* (in kilograms of oil equivalent per person)

Based on International Energy Agency data for 2005, the most recent year for which IEA has data. Note: Numbers have been rounded off

Source: World Resources Institute

Qatar 19,466
Iceland 12,209
Bahrain 11,180
Kuwait 11,102
United Arab Emirates 10,354
Luxembourg 10,138
Trinidad and Tobago 9,736
Netherlands Antilles 9,057
Canada 8,473
U.S. 7,886

Countries with the lowest per capita energy consumption

Bangladesh 171
Eritrea 175
Senegal 261
Myanmar 291
Haiti 293
Congo, Dem Rep 295
Congo 300
Ethiopia 304
Benin 306
Yemen 321

Countries with the most nuclear power generation in 2007, in billions of kilowatt hours

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency and U.S. Energy Information Administration

U.S. 807
France 420
Japan 267
Russia 148
South Korea 137
Germany 133
Canada 88
Ukraine 87
Sweden 64
China 59

Countries with lowest super gasoline* prices as of mid-November 2008 (U.S. dollars/gallon)

United States super gasoline price: $2.12

*Super gasoline has a higher octane rating than regular gasoline. The higher octane rating helps
prevent a vehicle’s engine from igniting before the optimal time.

Source: German Technical Cooperation

Venezuela $0.08
Iran 0.38
Libya 0.53
Saudi Arabia 0.61
Bahrain 0.79

Countries with highest super gasoline prices

Eritrea $9.58
China (including Hong Kong) 7.38
Turkey 7.08
Cape Verde 6.96
Malawi 6.74