November 2014, Vol. 241, No. 11


Stagnant 2013 Economy Shows Gas Consumption Up In North America And China But Nowhere Else

Natural gas consumption growth was down in 2013 everywhere but in North America, reflecting the major differential between North American natural gas prices and those in the rest of the world. Although the global economy remained lackluster, there was overall growth in energy consumption worldwide, with higher than average consumption growth in OECD countries and lagging averages in the developing world. This information comes from BP’s statistical review of world energy, the 63rd annual report from the company on the global condition of energy supply, consumption and prices. The report lists global growth in natural gas consumption at 1.4%, compared to a historical growt

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