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Oil consumption per capita

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Includes inland demand plus international aviation and marine bunkers and refinery fuel and loss. Consumption of biogasoline (such as ethanol) and biodiesel are excluded while derivatives of coal and natural gas are included. Differences between the world consumption figures and world production statistics are accounted for by stock changes, consumption of non-petroleum additives and substitute fuels and unavoidable disparities in the definition, measurement or conversion of oil supply and demand data.

Oil consumption per capita
Measured in kilowatt-hours per person.
Source
Energy Institute - Statistical Review of World Energy (2023); Population based on various sources (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
May 8, 2024
Next expected update
May 2025
Date range
1965–2022
Unit
kilowatt-hours

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The Energy Institute Statistical Review of World Energy analyses data on world energy markets from the prior year.

Retrieved on
December 12, 2023
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Energy Institute - Statistical Review of World Energy (2023).

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Retrieved on
March 31, 2023
Citation
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Per capita figures are calculated by dividing by a population dataset that is built and maintained by Our World in Data, based on different sources.

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“Data Page: Oil consumption per capita”, part of the following publication: Hannah Ritchie, Pablo Rosado and Max Roser (2023) - “Energy”. Data adapted from Energy Institute, Various sources. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/per-capita-oil [online resource]
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Energy Institute - Statistical Review of World Energy (2023); Population based on various sources (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data

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Energy Institute - Statistical Review of World Energy (2023); Population based on various sources (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data. “Oil consumption per capita” [dataset]. Energy Institute, “Statistical Review of World Energy”; Various sources, “Population” [original data]. Retrieved June 25, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/per-capita-oil