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Saudi Arabia's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total Primary Energy Production
2016
29.412
Quadrillion Btu
4
Total Primary Energy Consumption
2016
10.843
Quadrillion Btu
11
Exports of Crude Oil including Lease Condensate
2016
7,334
Thousand Barrels Per Day
1
Total Petroleum and Other Liquids Production
2017
12,090
Thousand Barrels Per Day
2
Proved Reserves of Natural Gas
2017
303
Trillion Cubic Feet
5
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Map of Saudi Arabia
Map of Saudi Arabia

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: October 20, 2017

  • Saudi Arabia has 16% of the world's proved oil reserves, is the largest exporter of total petroleum liquids in the world, and maintains the world's largest crude oil production capacity at roughly 12 million barrels per day.[1]
  • More than half of Saudi Arabia's oil reserves are contained in eight fields. Saudi Arabia is home to the largest onshore and offshore fields in the world: the giant Ghawar field, the world's largest oil field, with estimated remaining reserves of 75 billion barrels and Safaniyah, the largest offshore field, with 35 billion barrels of remaining reserves.
  • Saudi Arabia is the second-largest petroleum exporter to the United States after Canada.
  • Despite its sizeable reserves, natural gas production in Saudi Arabia remains limited. However, the Saudi government plans to monetize its vast natural gas reserves as it expands its petrochemical sector and natural gas-fired electric power generation.
  • Saudi Arabia plans to increase electricity generating capacity to 120 gigawatts by 2032 to meet the country's rapidly growing demand for electricity.

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