No. 39



Arab Energy Consumption Rises By 2.8% In 1999

Energy consumption in the Arab states last year increased by 2.8% to more than 6.3mn barrels of oil equivalent/day, compared to 6.13 boe/d in 1998, according to the OAPEC Annual Report for 1999. This relatively moderate increase in energy consumption- when compared with the 3.9% average increase for the five-year period 1995-99 - is attributed by the report to the effect on the Arab economies of developments in...