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TODAY IN ENERGY: Global natural gas consumption doubled from 1980 to 2010


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TODAY IN ENERGY: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Between 1980 and 2010, global consumption of dry natural gas rose from 53 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) to 113 Tcf. Although consumption in North America saw the slowest regional growth in percentage terms (29%), the region accounted for more than 25% of global natural gas consumption during all years in the period. Unlike petroleum, trends in regional natural gas consumption and production are more similar because of the limited role played by inter-continental movements of natural gas, at least until recently.

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