12 million vehicles in the Kingdom consume 811,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel daily

Riyadh, Rabi’I 03, 1437,December 14, 2015,SPA –The official statistics have confirmed that the transport sector consumes about 23% of the total energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where more than 12 million vehicles consume 811,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel daily.
This rising in consumption comes as the Kingdom is one of countries characterized by high population growth rates, where demographic indicators recorded over the past years a steady annual growth amounted to (2.7%), and the total population reached about 30 million people.
The official statistics indicated that the far distances between population centers in the Kingdom have contributed to increased demand for transportation in general, and roads in particular amounting to more than 80,000 kilometers.
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