Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saudi Arabia Edges Out Russia as the Biggest Oil Producer

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Saudi Arabia boosted crude production close to a 31 year high in March, overtaking Russia as the world’s largest oil producer for the first time in six years, according to the Joint Organization Data Initiative.

Saudi crude exports rose 3 percent in March, reaching the highest level in five years as Iran cut shipments, according to government statistics posted today on the initiative’s website.

Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer, increased daily output to 9.923 million barrels in March, up 0.7 percent to the second highest level since at least 1980, according to the initiative. That topped output from Russia, which pumped 9.920 million barrels a day, for the first time since February 2006, according to the data.

The initiative, known as JODI, is supervised by the Riyadh based International Energy Forum and compiles data provided by member governments. The IEF is a group of nations accounting for more than 90 percent of global oil and natural gas supply and demand, established as a forum for producing and consuming countries to discuss energy security.....Read the entire article.

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