Posts tagged “energy consumption”
Global economic recession drove energy consumption lower in 2009 — the first such decline since 1982.
China consumed 2,252 million tons of ‘oil equivalent’ last year, which is about 4 percent more than the U.S. consumed.
I Took This Picture of a CNG Bus on a Recent Trip to D.C. You may have seen the news this week that a report by the Potential Gas Committee says natural gas reserves in 2008 rose to 2,074 trillion cubic feet. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal (via Rigzone) both had stories on it, and T. Boone Pickens issued a press release. First, from the New York Times (and this is a really good article): Estimate Places Natural Gas Reserves 35% Higher Thanks to new drilling technologies that are unlocking substantial amounts of natural gas from shale rocks, the nation’s estimated gas reserves have surged by 35 percent, according to a study due for release on… Continue»
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 19,466Iceland 12,209Bahrain 11,180Kuwait 11,102United Arab Emirates 10,354Luxembourg 10,138Trinidad and Tobago 9,736Netherlands Antilles 9,057Canada 8,473U.S. 7,886 Countries with the… Continue»