The book of numbers

July 30, 2008 | 00:00

The book of numbers

The “BP Statistical Review of World Energy” has now been published for over 50 years. It remains by far the most accessible source of global energy statistics available. Looking back to the earliest editions not only reveals the astonishing, almost exponential, increase in the world’s energy demand, but also how the preoccupations of the oil industry have changed down the years.

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