The World's Top Gas Guzzlers

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Any guess who the largest gas guzzler is in the world?

According to the World Resources Institute, here are the world’s top consumers of motor gasoline per capita broken down by region.

All units are in liters per person.


Asia (excluding Middle East):

Brunei Darussalam – 717.7

Japan – 452.1

Malaysia – 364.9


Central America & Caribbean:

Netherlands Antilles – 884.5

Trinidad and Tobago – 339.2

Mexico – 312.5


Europe (excluding Luxembourg and Gibraltar)

Switzerland – 656.2

Iceland – 651

Sweden – 593.9


Middle East and North Africa

Qatar – 1,030

United Arab Emirates – 998.6

Kuwait – 967.2


North America

United States – 1,635.2

Canada – 1,203.7


South America

Venezuela – 508.7

Ecuador – 177.4

Chile – 169.4


All data is based on 2003 country profiles, check out the World Research Institute’s research database here.

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