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Top 10 highest energy-consuming regions in the world

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-07-17 06:50

The latest industry report by energy giant BP has revealed China and the US remain the world's top two energy-consuming countries.

According to the report, titled BP Statistics of World Energy 2017, China also dominates renewable growth, contributing to more than 40 percent of global growth in 2016 – more than the entire OECD – and surpasses the US to become the largest producer of renewable power.

The report ranks regions by primary energy consumption as well, which comprises commercially-trade fuels, as well as modern renewable energy used to generate electricity.

The top 10 energy-consuming regions in the world are listed below:

10. Iran

270.7 million tons oil equivalent

Top 10 highest energy-consuming regions in the world

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields stands alongside an Iranian flag. [Photo/VCG]

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