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energy demand by sector chart


Energy demand varies by sector

  • Energy used in each sector reflects economic supply options and their general fitness for purpose
  • Electricity generation is the largest and fastest growing demand sector, reflecting strong growth in global electricity demand 
  • A wide variety of energy types will support electricity generation, with natural gas, nuclear and renewables increasing their share 
  • Natural gas demand increases significantly and gains share in all sectors
  • Oil demand grows to support commercial transportation and chemical needs