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.
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.
|United States||71 quadrillion Btu|
|China||67.7 quadrillion Btu|
|Russia||53.3 quadrillion Btu|
|Saudi Arabia||24.7 quadrillion Btu|
|Canada||19.3 quadrillion Btu|
|Iran||13.1 quadrillion Btu|
|Country||Percent of World Energy Consumed|
|U.S. Energy Sources||Energy||U.S. Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2002-2006 (Quadrillion Btu)|