The largest oil-producing nation in the world today is the United States with its production of 12.31 million barrels per day. Although as the country's largest oil producers in the world, but the United States is not a member of OPEC. This is because the oil they produce is widely consumed in their own country. The second sequence is occupied by Saudi Arabia, which is OPEC members with production quantities 11.59 million barrels per day. While Russia was third with a total production of 10.53 barrels of oil per day.
List of 7 Largest Oil Producing Countries in The World
To this day, the world oil price is still at home in the range of $ 50 per barrel. EIA noted global oil production reached 88.76 million barrel. Middle East contributed the highest, at 31%, North America 20%, Europe 11%, Africa, Asia and Oceania 9%, as well as Central and South America 5%. Here is a list of seven oil-producing countries in the world.
1. United States of America
This superpower was ranked first as the largest oil producer in the world with 12.4 million barrels per day. US oil production has always experienced a significant increase annually. As one of the most populous country in the world, of course, the need for fossil fuels are rising, fortunately this can be offset by the need for natural resources at their disposal.
2. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is the second largest country in the middle east after Algerian. Countries that became oil king's residence occupies the second position in the list of the largest oil producing country in the world. Saudi Arabia managed to record oil production of 11.6 million barrels per day. Most of the oil they produce is exported abroad.
A country that was once known as the Soviet Union has considerable energy resources abundant. Russia managed to produce as much as 10.6 million barrels of oil per day. Not only as an oil producer, the country is also known as the second largest natural gas producer in the world. Thus, Russia was often referred to as a superpower in the field of energy, because they become a producer and exporter of petroleum and natural gas in the world.
Besides having a wide area and the largest population in the world, China has been regarded as a new superpower, because economic growth that is growing rapidly. It can not be separated from their natural resources, such as petroleum. China is in fourth position as the largest oil producer in the world. Bamboo Curtain country is able to produce 4.4 million barrels of oil per day.
States bordering the United States include developed countries. Canada made the petroleum industry as a primary sector in supporting their economies, because basically this country does have oil deposits are relatively abundant. Canadian oil production of 4.3 million barrels per day.
Iran occupied the 6th position as the country's largest oil producers in the world. Countries in the Middle East such as Iran is a country that is often in conflict with other countries because of its oil wealth. Iran's oil production per day to reach 3.4 million barrels per day, or 4.6 percent of total world oil production.
7. United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi is the largest city of Dubai which has the tallest building in the world today (Burj Khalifah). UAE is one of the largest oil producing countries in the world with a production of 3.2 million barrels per day, or 3.3 percent of total world oil production.
In addition to seven countries that have been written above, there are other countries which constitute the largest oil producer in the world such as Iraq, Kuwait, Brazil and Mexico.