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What is the United States’ share of world energy consumption?

In 2011, world total primary energy consumption was 520 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu). Primary energy consumption in the United States was about 97 quadrillion Btu, equal to 19% of world total primary energy consumption.

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International Energy Statistics: Total Primary Energy Consumption

Last updated: December 3, 2014


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