Saudis most lavish in power usage among Arabs
Riyadh, February 19, 2014
Saudis are lavish in their power usage, said a report with the residents consuming nine times more electricity than their fellow Arab counterparts.
An individual in Saudi Arabia consumed on average 8,161 kilowatt an hour in 2011, compared to 951 kilowatt an hour by individuals in the four largest Arab countries Egypt, Algeria, Sudan and Morocco, reported the Arab News.
These countries together have a population of 185.6 million people, seven times more than the 28.4 million population of Saudi Arabia, it added.
The energy sector is subsidized by the state, with the Kingdom using an estimated 4 million barrels of oil a day to power the country. In the Kingdom, air conditioners consume 51 per cent of all electricity production, said the report.