10 Largest Oil Producing Countries

This is a list of countries by oil production. The top 10 countries which are listed here are accounted for over than 64% of the world’s oil production.

1. Russia – 10.9 million oil barrels / day – which make for 13.28% of the world’s oil production

The Kremlin in Moscow. Russia is the world's largest oil producer

The Kremlin in Moscow. Russia is the world’s largest oil producer

 

2. Saudi Arabia – 9.9 million oil barrels / day – which are 12.65% of the total number of oil barrels produced in the world per day

Kingdom Tower, Riyadh. Saudi Arabia produces 9.9 million oil barrels a day

Kingdom Tower, Riyadh. Saudi Arabia produces 9.9 million oil barrels a day

 

3. United States – 8.45 million oil barrels / day – which are 9.97% of the world’s daily oil production. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) the United States is likely to become the world’s largest oil producing country sometime between 2017 and 2020, overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia

Times Square, NY. The US is likely to become the world's largest oil producer within a few years

Times Square, NY. The US is likely to become the world’s largest oil producer within a few years

 

4. Iran – 4.23 million oil barrels / day – 4.77% of the total daily oil production

Tehran, Iran. Iran is the world's fourth largest oil producer

Tehran, Iran. Iran is the world’s fourth largest oil producer

 

5. China – 4.073 million oil barrels / day – 4.56%

Shanghai. China produces 4.56% of the total oil production of the world

Shanghai. China produces 4.56% of the total oil production of the world

 

6. Canada 3.59 million oil barrels / day – 3.90%

Toronto, Canada. Canada produces 3.59 million oil barrels every day

Toronto, Canada. Canada produces 3.59 million oil barrels every day

 

7. Iraq 3.4 million oil barrels / day – 3.75%

Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq produces 3.4 million oil barrels a day

Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq produces 3.4 million oil barrels a day

8. United Arab Emirates – 3.09 million oil barrels / day – The seven emirates that form the UAE are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Despite their small size, these 7 emirates combined are responsible for producing 3.32% of the total daily production of oil in the world

Burj Al Arab, Dubai. The UAE produces 3.09 million oil barrles a day

Burj Al Arab, Dubai. The UAE produces 3.09 million oil barrles a day

 

9. Venezuela – 3.02 million oil barrels / day – This South American country is responsible for 4.74% of the world’s oil production

Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela produces 3.02 million barrels of oil a day

Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela produces 3.02 million barrels of oil a day

 

10. Mexico – 2.93 million oil barrels / day – 3.56%

Zocalo square, Mexico. Mexico produces 3.56% of the world's oil production

Zocalo square, Mexico. Mexico produces 3.56% of the world’s oil production

   

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