China overtakes US as biggest energy consumer

Discussion in 'Energy Futures' started by Pekelo, Oct 12, 2010.

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    Pekelo

    (Reuters) - China has become the world's largest energy user, having overtaken the United States, the head of the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

    "China is now the largest energy consumer by our definition," the executive director of the Paris-based IEA, Nobuo Tanaka, told an industry conference.

    "Probably half of the oil demand increase comes from China. Nobody knows when it (will) slow down."
     
  2. didnt they surpass this a few years back