World Crude Oil Exports

OPEC has released their Annual Statistial Bulletin 2014. Under the heading of “Oil and Gas Data” there are several tables you can download. I was excited to find one labeled “Table 3.21: World Exports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products by Country”. It turned out to be useless however as it includes a lot of exports of imported products. And they have no table of “Net Imports”. However their their table labeled Table 3.18: World Crude Oil Exports by Country” turned out to be very useful as it seems to measure the same thing as the EIA does in their International Energy Statistics, Crude Oil Exports which also includes lease condensate.

The OPEC export data goes back to 1960 but I have only plotted it from 1990. The EIA data only goes back to 1993. The OPEC data is through 2013 while the EIA data only goes through 2010 except for Canada, Mexico and Norway which goes through 2012. All data is in thousand barrels per day.

World Exports

World crude oil exports peaked in 2007 and now stand 42,297,000 bp/d and in 2013 stood 2,467,000 bp/d below that point. World crude oil exports in 2013 were 2,467,000 barrels per day below peak and at the lowest point in 10 years.

OPEC Exports

OPEC exports peaked, so far, in 2012 at 25,068,000 barrels per day. Their exports fell by just over 1,000,000 barrels per day last year and I am betting they will fall further this year.

Non OPEC Exports

Non-OPEC exports have taken a hit in the last few years, peaking in 2004 and are down just under three million barrels per day since then.

The following charts are the 15 world’s largest exporters in order of their export volume and one chart of all the rest of the world combined. Everything is in thousand barrels per day.

Saudi Arabia Exports

Saudi Arabia’s exports barley edged up last year and in 2013 stood at 7,571,000 bp/d.

Russian Exports

Russian exports peaked back in 2007 though the EIA has them peaking two years earlier. Russian exports are down almost half a million barrels per day since peaking.

UAE Exports

UAE exports have taken off in the last few years. Their exports were up just over 250,000 bp/d last year.

Iraq Exports

Iraqi exports slipped slightly last year and it looks like they may slip further this year.

Nigeria Exports

Nigerian exports are down 271,000 bp/d since peaking in 2010.

Kuwait Exports

Kuwait exports peaked in 2012 but were down only slightly last year.

Canada Exports

Canadian exports continue to increase, up about half a million barrels per day since 2008.

Venezuela Exports

There seems to have been a 600 thousand barrel per day difference of opinion about Venezuelan exports in 2005. It was 2009 before they got back together.

Angola Exports

I don’t understand how the EIA and OPEC can be so close together in all the years up to 2003 then to be so far apart by 2008.

Mexico Exports

But there is no disagreement about Mexico. The EIA and OPEC data matches barrel per barrel. I strongly suspect one just copied the other’s data here.

Iran Exports

Iran’s exports have really taken a hit. In the two years from 2011 to 2013 Iran’s exports have actually fallen 400,000 barrels per day more than their production has fallen.

Norway Exports

It looks like the EIA and OPEC are also using the same data for Norway. Well almost. The EIA Norway data goes through 2012.

Oman Exports

Though crude production is now higher than it was in 2001, exports are still 124 thousand barrels per day below what they were in 2001. I guess that is ELM in action.

Algeria Exports

Algeria is the one nation where the EIA and OPEC don’t match at all.

Libya Exports

Things are getting worse in Libya. It may take years for them to return to normal… if they ever do.

All the Rest Exports

Exports of all the other nations, combined, peaked in 2009 and have dropped almost 2 million barrels per day since.

Just one last note. If you are really interested in Global Warming or Climate Change you can’t miss this article: Naomi Oreskes, A “Green” Bridge to Hell

And I just had to post this. News Googling “Oil Production” this popped up:
Why gas pries remain static despite oil production surge

Although US oil production has increased to 16.8 million barrels of crude per day, gas prices are projected to stay static in the near future.

The US is producing 16.8 million barrels of crude oil per day? I didn’t know that! Here is where they got that figure:

The US Energy Information Agency (EIA) said July 24 in its weekly petroleum report that refineries took in 16.8 million barrels of crude per day for the previous two weeks, more than the last record set in 2005.

So if refineries took in 16.8 million barrels I guess that means the US produced 16.8 million barrels per day… right?


7 Responses to World Crude Oil Exports

  1. Staffan says:

    And here should come a graph of the oil price (BP) plotted against the oil exports from table 3.18

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  3. William Roy Whiteway Smallwood 709-834-9700 says:

    How do I make Octane gasoline from (Limestone or Potash Rock), Hydro-Chloric acid and electricity?
    1] Chemically react the 8 parts of Hydro-Chloric acid (HCl) with 8 parts of Calcium CARBONate (Limestone CaCO3)! This emits 8 parts Carbon (Methane). 8 parts Hydrogen and 24 parts Oxygen! Common salt and rocks convert into Jet fuel!
    2] Electrically convert those 8 Methane gases into 4 Ethane gases! 8C = 4x2C!
    3] Electrically convert those 4 Ethane gases into 2 Butane gases! 4x2C = 2x4C!
    4] Electrically convert those 2 Butane gases into 1 Octane gas! 2x4C = 1x8C!
    5] Condense that Octane gas into Octane gasoline! 8C=8C! Common salt and rocks convert into Jet fuel!

    I know how to “electrically convert” gases so they double in mass! This proceedure can be commercially repeated so we’ll profit from 1) Port au Ports’ Calcium CARBONate (Limestone) 2) NfLb’s below Hybernia salt reserves, 3) Churchill river electricity, and from the South Coast powerful ocean waves electricity 4) NfLb workforce experienced at exploration, drilling and exploitation of bitumen and 5) my inventative idea & work experience!

    The carbons need only share the molecule, not to be in the same atom! Gasoline already exists! If it were that simple Geo-Scientists would have thought of the idea by now! But its’ not in their interest ($) to defeat OPEC! A refiner takes it as his normal job to convert a crude oil molecule into several lighter gasoline molecules!

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    I believe there may be several limestone formations buried below our feet over the expance of NfLb.! If buried too deep to mine them we can copy Suncor and get the Methane up some drilll holes! Once we have the Methane we must convert it into Octane gasoline, jet-fuel!

  4. jeannick says:

    It always has struck me as weird that such an important data is so badly covered
    crude oil export is mostly done by tankers , some by pipelines and a minuscule amount by trucks

    those volumes should be available on a weekly basis ,
    yet when I search for numbers , it is very hard to find good data which is less than 4 years old ??!!

  5. William Roy Whiteway Smallwood 709-834-9700 says:

    Dear Premier Ball,
    What follows is a detailed explanation how you can make synthetic Octane gasoline from 1) Port au Ports’ limestone, 2) Hydro-Chloric acid (-) from Hybernias’ salt and 3) Muskrat Falls hydro-electricity!
    a) Chemically react 8 molecules of Calcium CARBONate with 8 molecules of Hydro-Chloric acid (-) freeing 8 Methane and 24 atoms of Oxygen and 8 atoms of Hydrogen!
    b) Electrolyse those 8 Methane gases into 4 Ethane gases!
    c) Electrolyse those 4 Ethane gases into 2 Butane gases!
    d) Electrolyse those 2 Butane gases into 1 Octane gases!
    e) Condense those Octane gases into Octane gasoline!
    f) Market that jetfuel + 24 Oxygen + 8 Hydrogen as environmental!

    A) Chemically convert Port au Port Limestone into synthetic Octane gasoline (Jet Fuel)
    B) Get the Hydro-Chloric acid (-) from electrolysing Hibernia salt!
    C) Muskrat Falls hydro-electricity or Gulf Stream D.C. Hydro-Electricity! I know how to convert ocean wave generated D.C. electricity into A.C. electriciity! I can furthermore reverse the process to convert A.C. electricity into D.C. electricity!

    1) Market that Jet Fuel as environmental because it frees 8×3=24 Oxygen for every Jet Fuel molecule it makes!
    2) Export that Jet Fuel
    3) Explore Nfld for Limestone deeper down and produce it from the surface with Nflders who got their experience converting bitumen in Northern Prairies for Suncor!
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    William Smallwood
    William Smallwood I can be phoned at 1-709-834-9700
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    William Smallwood Before someone thinks of using Potash Rock intead of Limestone: Potassium Chloride, in your blood, may cause heart attacks – strokes! It gets in your lungs first and works its way to your heart!
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    William Smallwood On the issue of electrolysing Muskrat Falls let my explanation of extracting the waterpower from the damns lowest altitude to preferentially remove the Methyl Mercury from the water because Methyl Mercury is denser than regular water so it’ll be removed first by the lowest outlet in the damn! Let this exsample show you that I know what I’m talking about!
    2) I freely give this explanation how to make 100% synthetic Octane gasoline (jet fuel) from NfLb.s’ limestone to show I know what I’m talking about!
    3) I withhold only 1 detail about chemically converting limestone into jetfuel! This is to ensure you’ll honour my invention without the oil price lowering effect of patenting it, which would be like a cold metal stab in the back to NfLbers!
    4) Albertas’ KCO3 Potassium CARBONate can make electrolysing Octane gasoline easier than CaCO3 limestone! But I must be warry I don’t make any KCl Potassium Chloride which causes heart attacks / strokes!
    a) Chemically react 8 Calcium CARBONate with 8 Hydro Chloric acid (-) yeilding 8 Methane gas!
    b) Electrolyse those 8 Methane gases into 4 Ethane gases!
    c) Electrolyse those 4 Ethane gases into 2 Butane gases!
    d) Electrolyse those 2 Butane gases into 1 Octane gases!
    e) Condence that Octane gases into Octane gasoline, jet fuel!
    f) Market those (24 Oxygen + 8 Hydrogen) as environmental for every 1 Jet Fuel molecule produced!
    * I should specify that we’ll augment our hydro-electricity from Muskrat Falls with the Hydro-Electricity D.C. that we may garner from the heavy ocean waves that are pounding on Nfld.s’ South Coast! I know both how to generate D.C. electricity from ocean waves and how to convert that D.C. charge into A.C. electrical charge! To the uninitiated, ocean waves have the accumulation of hundreds of miles of the wind scaffing the ocean! It’s allot of windpower! It offers alot of windpower to NfLb, St.Pierre – Miquelon, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and Norway!

  6. Pilar says:

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