Friday, August 1, 2008

World's top 10 consumers of oil...

Now a days US blaming India & China for everything. It started with world food price rate increase. A world leader (Dont want to name) blamed developing countries like India & China. Then it again repeated for crude oil price hike also. Now they are blaming for collapse of Doha talks. (About Doha talks I will write some other time). Now here are the some statistics regarding oil consumption....

Scientists say that the world's oil reserves could run dry over the next 30 to 50 years, crippling the world's economy. Which means that new oil reserves will have to be found, or alternative sources of energy will have to be developed, or the consumption of oil will have to drastically reduced.

The globe uses up almost 82 million barrels of oil every day, or 30 billion barrels per year, and the consumption is constantly growing by the day.....

1. United States

The United States of America is the single largest consumer of oil.

It uses as much as 20.73 million barrels per day!

2. China

The world's most populous nation uses 6.534 million barrels per day.

3. Japan

Japan is the third largest consumer of oil.

The Asian nation consumes 5.578 million barrels per day.

4. Germany

Germany is the fourth biggest consumer of oil in the world.

It uses 2.650 million barrels per day.

5. Russia

Russia is the fifth largest consumer of oil.

It uses 2.500 million barrels per day.

6. India

India is the sixth largest consumer of oil.

It burns up 2.450 million barrels per day.

7. Canada

Canada is the world's seventh largest consumer of oil.

It uses 2.294 million barrels per day.

8. South Korea

South Korea is the world's eighth largest consumer of oil.

It uses up 2.149 million barrels of oil per day.

9. Brazil

Brazil is the ninth largest user of oil.

It guzzles 2.100 million barrels per day.

10. France

France is the world's tenth largest consumer of oil.

It devours 1.970 million barrels per day.

More important than these is California consumes more petrol than India!!!!!!!!!!!!

The state of California's own statistics show that, in 2006, the state consumed 20 billion gallons of diesel and petrol as transportation fuel, a more than 50 per cent increase over the past two decades. But even more interestingly, 20 billion gallons a year tops the transportation fuel usage of the entire nations of China or India! California alone uses more petrol and diesel for fuel that any other country in the world. Isn't it surprise for a state with 36 million people to consume more transportation fuel than a nation of 1 billion-India, and still point the blame elsewhere?

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