By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Natural gas consumption is on the rise in the kingdom
Saudi Arabia burns more crude oil for the purposes of power generation than any other nation in the world, tripling the consumption of Iraq between 2015 and 2017, who at the time was the second highest country on the list. Recently, however, that number has been trending downward.

According to the EIA, in 2018, the kingdom burned an average of 0.4 million BOPD to generate power, the lowest amount since the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) began tracking such figures in 2009.

Source: EIA

For reference, at Saudi Arabia’s peak consumption levels during the summer of 2015, it was burning on average approximately 0...

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