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The U.S. ranks 2nd in coal consumption

13 April 2009 1 comment

According to British Petroleum, in 2006 the United States consumed 567.3 million tonnes of coal, or 18.4% of the world total, enough to make the United States rank second in that category. China ranked first, consuming 1191.3 million tonnes, or 38.6% of the world total.

The top five countries–China, the United States, India, Japan, and Russia–accounted for 72.2% of the world’s total coal consumption in 2006.

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