By Ben Geman - 08/26/13 04:13 PM EDT
“The world's consumption of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heating oil, and other petroleum products reached a record high of 88.9 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2012, as declining consumption in North America and Europe was more than outpaced by growth in Asia and other regions,” DOE’s Energy Information Administration said in a brief report.
They even have a
nifty animated graphic
that charts global petroleum demand by region over the last three decades.