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  • Oman is the largest oil and natural gas producer in the Middle East that is not a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
  • Oman's total oil production reached 945,000 barrels per day in 2013, up 2% from the previous year.
  • Enhanced oil recovery techniques helped Oman's oil production rebound from a multi-year decline in the early 2000s.
  • Oman is an important oil exporter, particularly to Asian markets. In 2013, more than 97% of the country's oil exports went to countries in Asia, of which nearly 60% went to China.
  • Oman recently combined the Oman LNG and Qalhat LNG companies to streamline the country's LNG sector. The new company, also called Oman LNG, controls the country's 10.4 million tons (approximately 500 billion cubic feet (Bcf)) per year of export capacity.
  • Oman's potential for natural gas production growth may be substantial, supported by promising developments in several new projects.
  • Oman currently exports liquid natural gas (LNG) from two liquefaction facilities, although rising domestic demand for natural gas could limit the volumes available for export in the future.
  • Oman's electricity sector relies heavily on the country's domestic natural gas resources to fuel electricity generation in Oman.

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Analysis Last Updated: December 5, 2014


Overview data for Oman

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Petroleum (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Oman
Middle East
World
Rank
    
Oman
Total Oil Production 284.0000 , 321.0000 , 326.0000 , 377.0000 , 417.0000 , 502.0000 , 562.7453 , 586.9188 , 621.6921 , 649.7148 , 693.4964 , 706.4676 , 744.4512 , 779.5769 , 814.1801 , 859.0740 , 891.0887 , 907.6935 , 903.6246 , 913.5348 , 972.0411 , 915.4876 , 899.4845 , 823.0098 , 754.2973 , 780.5585 , 743.8595 , 714.8137 , 759.6998 , 818.8882 , 869.8542 , 890.8871 , 923.7735 , 945.1275
(1980-2013)
923.77 27,600 89,750 25   945.13
Crude Oil Production 282.0000 , 319.0000 , 324.0000 , 375.0000 , 414.0000 , 498.0000 , 560.0000 , 582.0000 , 617.0000 , 641.0000 , 685.0000 , 700.0000 , 740.0000 , 775.8300 , 810.0005 , 851.2877 , 883.3880 , 904.0000 , 899.8356 , 910.0000 , 970.0000 , 913.0000 , 896.7233 , 819.0000 , 750.9590 , 774.3023 , 737.6506 , 710.3589 , 757.3211 , 812.5144 , 864.5879 , 885.6819 , 918.5683 , 939.9223
(1980-2013)
918.57 24,466 75,951 22   939.92
Consumption 17.1490 , 16.6620 , 19.5640 , 20.9110 , 24.6180 , 29.8380 , 29.5660 , 26.6166 , 26.2780 , 31.5860 , 38.6366 , 38.6864 , 39.5113 , 38.9004 , 39.6933 , 42.2742 , 46.6646 , 48.5695 , 50.5056 , 53.4045 , 52.5412 , 54.7196 , 57.2322 , 58.4326 , 63.9111 , 72.0646 , 78.0332 , 90.9588 , 121.6424 , 108.6390 , 113.5476 , 123.0000 , 144.8973 , 153.8400
(1980-2013)
144.90 7,871 89,721 64   153.84
Estimated Petroleum Net Exports 266.8510 , 304.3380 , 306.4360 , 356.0890 , 392.3820 , 472.1620 , 533.1793 , 560.3023 , 595.4141 , 618.1288 , 654.8598 , 667.7812 , 704.9399 , 740.6765 , 774.4867 , 816.7998 , 844.4240 , 859.1240 , 853.1190 , 860.1304 , 919.4999 , 860.7681 , 842.2523 , 764.5772 , 690.3862 , 708.4939 , 665.8263 , 623.8549 , 638.0574 , 710.2492 , 756.3066 , 767.8871 , 778.8761 , 791.2875
(1980-2013)
778.88 19,729 -- 16   791.29
Refinery Capacity 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 46.0000 , 48.0000 , 50.0000 , 48.0000 , 48.0000 , 77.0000 , 77.0000 , 77.0000 , 77.0000 , 80.0000 , 80.0000 , 76.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000 , 85.0000
(1980-2012)
85 7,245 88,097 80   85
Proved Reserves(Billion Barrels) 2.4000 , 2.3400 , 2.5700 , 2.7300 , 2.7900 , 3.5000 , 4.0000 , 4.0320 , 4.0120 , 4.0712 , 4.2500 , 4.3000 , 4.2500 , 4.4830 , 4.7000 , 4.8280 , 5.1380 , 5.1380 , 5.2380 , 5.2830 , 5.2830 , 5.5060 , 5.5060 , 5.5060 , 5.5060 , 5.5060 , 5.5060 , 5.5000 , 5.5000 , 5.5000 , 5.5000 , 5.5000 , 5.5000 , 5.5000 , 5.5000
(1980-2014)
5.50 802 1,646 22   5.50
Natural Gas (Billion Cubic Feet)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Oman
Middle East
World
Rank
 
Oman
Production 28.0000 , 33.0000 , 41.0000 , 51.0000 , 47.0000 , 55.0000 , 70.0000 , 79.8000 , 73.1000 , 98.5400 , 99.0000 , 124.0000 , 116.8927 , 139.8470 , 150.0900 , 147.2700 , 145.4978 , 176.2219 , 247.5582 , 197.4109 , 321.7197 , 493.3506 , 529.7250 , 557.9770 , 607.4180 , 698.8839 , 837.3187 , 848.9726 , 849.5376 , 874.5760 , 957.0365 , 936.5538 , 1034.5773
(1980-2012)
936.55 18,332 116,255 26   1,034.58
Consumption 28.0000 , 33.0000 , 41.0000 , 51.0000 , 47.0000 , 55.0000 , 70.0000 , 79.8000 , 73.1000 , 98.5400 , 99.0000 , 124.0000 , 116.8927 , 139.8470 , 146.5600 , 129.6100 , 127.8403 , 158.5644 , 231.6664 , 181.5191 , 221.4251 , 223.8971 , 230.9601 , 225.6629 , 236.2574 , 323.8386 , 380.3426 , 384.3084 , 477.3175 , 520.0134 , 620.4846 , 619.4251 , 715.4365
(1980-2012)
619.43 14,089 116,395 37   715.44
Net Export/Imports(-) 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 3.5300 , 17.6600 , 17.6575 , 17.6575 , 15.8918 , 15.8918 , 100.2946 , 269.4535 , 298.7649 , 332.3142 , 371.1607 , 375.0453 , 456.9761 , 464.6642 , 372.2201 , 354.5626 , 336.5520 , 317.1287 , 319.1408
(1990-2012)
317.13 4,243 -- 74   319.14
Proved Reserves
(Trillion Cubic Feet)
2.0000 , 2.5000 , 2.7000 , 2.6900 , 2.8100 , 7.3770 , 6.0000 , 7.5000 , 9.5000 , 9.3200 , 9.2600 , 7.2000 , 9.9000 , 16.9000 , 20.0000 , 22.2480 , 25.2000 , 30.0000 , 27.4500 , 28.4160 , 28.4160 , 29.2800 , 29.2800 , 29.2800 , 29.2800 , 29.2800 , 29.2800 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000 , 30.0000
(1980-2014)
30.00 2,823 6,846 27   30.00
Coal (Million Short Tons)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Oman
Middle East
World
Rank
 
Oman
Production 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000
(1980-2012)
0.000 1 8,444 68   0.000
Consumption 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0001 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000
(1980-2012)
0.000 19 8,285 115   0.000
Net Export/Imports(-) 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , -0.1466 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000 , 0.0000
(1980-2012)
0.000 -17 -- 87   0.000
Electricity (Billion Kilowatthours)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Oman
Middle East
World
Rank
 
Oman
Net Generation 0.8960 , 1.0750 , 1.4940 , 1.7830 , 2.2640 , 2.7250 , 3.4000 , 3.6520 , 4.1480 , 4.4250 , 4.2340 , 4.3480 , 4.8060 , 5.4830 , 5.8250 , 6.0720 , 6.3940 , 6.8790 , 7.7060 , 7.9080 , 8.5640 , 9.1530 , 9.7110 , 10.0710 , 10.8090 , 11.8890 , 13.2580 , 13.3170 , 14.8793 , 16.7536 , 18.0090 , 20.0730
(1980-2011)
18.01 830 20,254 73   20.07
Net Consumption 0.7980 , 0.9500 , 1.3370 , 1.5900 , 2.0230 , 2.4260 , 3.0200 , 3.2470 , 3.6970 , 3.9560 , 3.6960 , 3.8030 , 4.1730 , 4.7720 , 5.0390 , 5.2180 , 5.4540 , 5.8320 , 6.4020 , 6.4460 , 6.7150 , 7.3010 , 7.6030 , 7.8270 , 8.6750 , 9.5420 , 11.0530 , 10.9680 , 12.5263 , 14.1156 , 14.6970 , 17.2310
(1980-2011)
14.70 718 18,501 74   17.23
Installed Capacity (GWe) 0.4790 , 0.6110 , 0.6440 , 0.9040 , 1.1070 , 1.1570 , 1.4120 , 1.4770 , 1.4970 , 1.5310 , 1.5640 , 1.5390 , 1.5390 , 1.7150 , 1.7440 , 1.9580 , 2.0370 , 2.1400 , 2.2010 , 2.0090 , 2.3050 , 2.3020 , 2.3040 , 2.7880 , 3.0240 , 2.9830 , 3.3140 , 3.4200 , 3.8590 , 4.2020 , 4.2650 , 4.8610
(1980-2011)
4.27 207 5,086 78   4.86
Total Primary Energy (Quadrillion Btu)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Oman
Middle East
World
Rank
 
Oman
Production 0.6384 , 0.7213 , 0.7403 , 0.8601 , 0.9435 , 1.1311 , 1.2796 , 1.3403 , 1.4119 , 1.4930 , 1.5878 , 1.6427 , 1.7220 , 1.8168 , 1.9023 , 1.9945 , 2.0667 , 2.1308 , 2.1968 , 2.1661 , 2.4272 , 2.4790 , 2.4839 , 2.3492 , 2.2583 , 2.3849 , 2.4476 , 2.3978 , 2.5024 , 2.6414 , 2.8365 , 2.8607
(1980-2011)
2.836 72 505 35   2.861
Consumption 0.0647 , 0.0687 , 0.0836 , 0.0968 , 0.1004 , 0.1187 , 0.1348 , 0.1386 , 0.1304 , 0.1684 , 0.1836 , 0.2100 , 0.2044 , 0.2236 , 0.2368 , 0.2244 , 0.2311 , 0.2676 , 0.3468 , 0.3010 , 0.3409 , 0.3469 , 0.3602 , 0.3566 , 0.3810 , 0.4804 , 0.5512 , 0.5819 , 0.7449 , 0.7498 , 0.8666 , 0.8840
(1980-2011)
0.867 29 507 61   0.884
Energy Intensity
(Btu per 2005 U.S. Dollars)
4364.2660 , 3950.5363 , 4305.4433 , 4414.6585 , 4019.2021 , 4152.5291 , 4614.3589 , 4943.0768 , 4419.2803 , 5540.6644 , 5573.1059 , 6011.5157 , 5394.9768 , 5558.0159 , 5670.2101 , 5124.3811 , 5128.5505 , 5593.1857 , 7059.1335 , 6163.4855 , 6671.5623 , 6431.1872 , 6543.1448 , 6454.2221 , 6667.6985 , 8086.3566 , 8791.7655 , 8695.4801 , 9865.0204 , 9820.0320 , 10826.3294 , 10617.3884
(1980-2011)
10,826 10,989 7,401 28   10,617
Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Metric Tons of CO₂)
Previous Year
Latest Year
   
History
Oman
Middle East
World
Rank
 
Oman
Total from Consumption of Fossil Fuels
3.9600 , 4.1589 , 5.0402 , 5.7852 , 7.7277 , 7.3719 , 8.8059 , 8.9325 , 8.0888 , 10.4112 , 12.4555 , 14.1912 , 13.5289 , 14.7654 , 15.0849 , 14.1384 , 14.6030 , 17.9562 , 21.8179 , 20.5596 , 21.7921 , 22.2032 , 22.9865 , 22.4652 , 24.3570 , 30.1728 , 34.9659 , 37.0401 , 43.7509 , 46.0357 , 52.7269 , 53.6840 , 62.8528
(1980-2012)
53.68 1,959 32,155 57   62.85

-- = Not applicable; NA = Not available; E = Estimate value
Sources: EIA. For more detailed data, see International Energy Statistics.

Data last updated: May 30, 2013

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