Top Energy Producers and Consumers, 2006

The United States produces the most energy in the world, but it also uses the most-though China, the world's second-largest energy consumer, is biting at our heels. Here's a look at the world's top 10 energy consumers and producers.

Producers

In 2006, total world Btu production was 469 quadrillion Btus. "Btu" is the abbreviation for British thermal unit. One Btu is nearly equal to the amount of energy released when a wood match is burned.

CountryBtus produced*
United States71 quadrillion Btu
China67.7 quadrillion Btu
Russia53.3 quadrillion Btu
Saudi Arabia24.7 quadrillion Btu
Canada19.3 quadrillion Btu
Iran13.1 quadrillion Btu
*“Btu“ is the abbreviation for British thermal unit. One Btu is nearly equal to the amount of energy released when a wood match is burned
Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Consumers

CountryPercent of World Energy Consumed
United States21%
China16
Russia6
Japan5
India4
Germany3
Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy.

 

U.S. Energy SourcesEnergyU.S. Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2002-2006 (Quadrillion Btu)

 

 
 
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