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Fossil fuels dominate global primary energy consumption

12.01.2013  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [coal] [oil] [natural gas] [environment] [pollution] [biofuels] [fossil fuel] [USA] [Canada]

Oil, natural gas and coal accounted for 87% of global primary energy consumption in 2012, according to a new Worldwatch Institute study. The relative weight of these energy sources keeps shifting, although only slightly. Natural gas increased its share of energy consumption from 23.8% to 23.9% during 2012, coal rose from 29.7% to 29.9%, and oil fell from 33.4% to 33.1%. The International Energy Agency predicts that, by 2017, coal will replace oil as the dominant primary energy source worldwide.

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