2012 BP Energy Outlook 2030

BP just released its Annual Energy Outlook 2030 which contains its projects for future energy trends. BP sees overall energy demand growing about 40% over the next 20 years. Not surprisingly, virtually all growth will be coming from developing countries with China and India alone responsible for more than half of the growth. Here’s how BP anticipates energy use for 2030:

Energy Breakdown in 2030: BP

While oil will be losing its overall weighting in terms of percentage relative to the whole, demand is expected to rise on average 1% per year which translates into 16Mb/d pushing daily production upwards of 103 Mb/d by 2030. China, India and the Middle East will account for nearly ALL of the net global increase!

It looks like I can still enjoy my playground for 2 more decades….

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Blog Roundup:

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Toothpaste Engineering and a Career Tip from a Former Boss (101 Centavos)

Carnival Roundup:

Yakezie Carnival at The Amateur Financier
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Carnival of Retirement at Retire by 40

Have a great weekend!