Country Comparison > Oil - production > TOP 10

RankCountryOil - production (bbl/day)
1United States10,962,000
3Saudi Arabia10,425,000
8United Arab Emirates3,216,000

Definition: This entry is the total oil produced in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2019

See also: Oil - production map

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U.S. Calls for Immediate Resumption of Libya Oil Production
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Russia plans to show OPEC+ compliance by excluding a key metric
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Libyan oil production halts in advance of talks to end civil war
World Oil - 1/19/2020 3:27:00 PM
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OPEC+ members stay focused on production cuts despite Mideast unrest
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OPEC sees growing supply threat from rivals beyond U.S. shale
World Oil - 1/17/2020 7:42:00 PM
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Crude prices jump on Libya export blockage, Iraq disruptions
World Oil - 1/19/2020 11:46:00 PM
A blockage of oil ... country’s output by about 800,000 barrels a day, and forced the national oil company to declare force majeure on delivery contracts. Meanwhile, Iraq temporarily stopped work on an oil field on Sunday and supply from a second ...

Iraq oil supplies vulnerable as Mideast tensions flare, IEA says
World Oil - 1/17/2020 7:46:00 PM
LONDON (Bloomberg) - Oil supplies from Iraq, the Middle East’s second-biggest producer, are “potentially vulnerable” amid rising political risks in the country and the broader ... limit its plans to expand oil-production capacity in the medium ...

America is awash with natural gas, and it’s about to get worse
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