Chart of the week: U.S. remains the largest hydrocarbon producer for the third straight year


The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released the annual statistics on the world’s three largest oil and gas hydrocarbon producers this week. The United States remained the largest producer for the third consecutive year, with Russia coming in second and OPEC’s largest producer, Saudi Arabia, in third.

U.S. petroleum production increased by 3 quadrillion Btu (1.6 MMBOPD) in 2014, while natural gas production increased by 5 quadr...

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