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10 African Countries With the Highest Daily Fuel Consumption

Oil means different things to different African countries, but at the end of the day, it plays a big role in shaping the continent’s economy. Some countries see it as a major economic driver, while others rely on it as their main energy source.

For instance, countries like Nigeria, Angola, Libya, and Algeria have become major players in the oil industry, shipping out millions of barrels each year. The money from these oil exports plays a massive role in developing their economies.

Also, many African countries heavily depend on oil to meet their energy needs. Its easy accessibility makes it a go-to choice for generating power, powering everything from electricity production to transportation.

However, realizing the importance of a sustainable energy future, some African countries are actively working on diversification strategies. They are putting investments into renewable sources like solar, wind, and hydroelectric power to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and minimize environmental impact. Kenya and South Africa are active players in this regard.

A recent report by Wisevoter reveals the top oil-consuming countries on the continent. Given that oil is traded and measured in barrels, it provides a metric to assess a country’s or the world’s consumption on a daily basis.

RankCountryOil consumptionGlobal rank
1Egypt802,000 Mbbl/d27
2South Africa660,000 Mbbl/d31
3Algeria428,000 Mbbl/d36
4Nigeria316,000 Mbbl/d42
5Morocco286,000 Mbbl/d44
6Libya262,000 Mbbl/d48
7Angola142,000 Mbbl/d71
8Sudan110,000 Mbbl/d77
9Tunisia98,000 Mbbl/d81
10Kenya93,000 Mbbl/d83

Source : Business Insider Africa