The Largest Producers of Crude Oil: 1965 to 2017

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By Jeff Desjardins

The global production of oil is driven by a host of complex factors, ranging from resource scarcity to a country’s access to the latest technological breakthroughs.

As these factors play out, the oil production landscape can dramatically change.

Countries can secure energy independence and global influence by rising up the rankings – or they can fall off the map completely, becoming a footnote on the global stage.

Animation: The Changing Oil Landscape

Today’s animation shows you how the oil landscape has changed, in terms of production by country, in less than a minute of time.

Data here comes from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2018, which chronicles oil production by country all the way from 1965-2017.

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