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

In 2017, U.S. total primary energy consumption was about 98 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), which was equal to about 17% of total world primary energy consumption of about 582 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu).

Learn more:
International Energy Statistics: Total primary energy consumption for the world and regions
U.S. annual primary energy consumption by source

Last updated: December 26, 2019


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