Earlier this week we posted a piece about the future of biofuels. From that same source comes the following facts about oil consumption. Although a bit dated, this data still maintains a certain level of relevance.
In 2003, transportation worldwide burned up
- almost 500 billion gallons of crude
- 192 billion gallons of diesel
- 307 billion gallons of gasoline
That same year, the United States used
- 176 billion gallons of petroleum, almost double that of the EU, the next highest consumer at 92 billion gallons
- China, Japan, Canada, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil rounded out the top consumers of crude oil for transportation purposes.
[Image Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art]