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The world's 10 biggest energy gluttons

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Borneo, Southeast Asia, Asia

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People in these countries use a ton of energy

Although many might assume consumption-loving Western countries like the United States would top a listing of nations that use the most energy per person, Americans are far from the world's worst energy pigs.

Energy-centered news site released the list in late September. The ranking is based on an analysis of the latest World Bank data on energy used per person, measured in "kilograms of oil equivalent," which means the units of energy equal to what's generated by 1 kilo of crude.

Turns out there are some surprising and unexpected culprits, including a Caribbean country and one in Southeast Asia.

By CNBC's Hailey Lee
Posted 02 Oct. 2014

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