June 24, 2011

Lesser-Known Facts from BP's World Energy Review

Robert Rapier, Consumer Energy Report


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BP recently released their highly respected annual Statistical Review of World Energy for 2011. Most of the news stories on the report have focused on the exceptionally strong growth in global energy consumption. While that is without a doubt a major story that I will discuss here, I also want to highlight some lesser known facts from the report.

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