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    United States remains the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons

    estimated petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbon production in selected countries, as explained in the article text
    Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

    The United States remained the world's top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2017, reaching a record high. The United States has been the world's top producer of natural gas since 2009, when U.S. natural gas production surpassed that of Russia, and the world's top producer of petroleum hydrocarbons since 2013, when U.S. production exceeded Saudi Arabia’s. Since 2008, U.S. petroleum and natural gas production has increased by nearly 60%.

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