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World petroleum production was 96 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2015 and the United States produced more than any other country. In 1980, the United States was the second highest producer in the world, just behind the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).

Overall production has grown by 50% from 1980 to 2015, from 64 mmbd to 96 mmbd. The top three oil producing countries in 1980 made up just over half of the world total. By 2015 the top three countries made up only 39% of the world total.

Petroleum Production by Country, 1980 and 2015

Graph showing petroleum production by country in 1980 and 2015

Note: Total petroleum production includes crude oil and products of petroleum refining, natural gas liquids, biofuels, and liquids derived from other hydrocarbon sources (including coal to liquids and gas to liquids). Not included are liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquid hydrogen.

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Supporting Information

Petroleum Production by Country, 1980 and 2015
Year: 1980
CountryShare of Petroleum Production
Former USSR19%
United States17%
Saudi Arabia16%
Iraq4%
Venezuela4%
Mexico3%
China3%
Nigeria3%
Libya3%
Canada3%
Kuwait3%
United Arab Emirates3%
Iran3%
United Kingdom3%
Indonesia3%
Algeria2%
Egypt1%
Norway1%
Argentina1%
56 Other Countries8%
World Total64 mmbd
 
Year: 2015
CountryShare of Petroleum Production
United States16%
Saudi Arabia12%
Russia11%
China5%
Canada5%
Iraq4%
United Arab Emirates4%
Iran4%
Brazil3%
Kuwait3%
Venezuela3%
Mexico3%
Nigeria2%
Qatar2%
Norway2%
Angola2%
Kazakhstan2%
Algeria2%
Colombia1%
United Kingdom1%
India1%
90 Other Countries12%
World Total96 mmbd
Source: Energy Information Administration, International Energy Data, accessed February 6, 2017.

 

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