Global Oil Production Consumption since 1965

Instead of writing yet another paper, I handed in this visualization for theLERU Bright 2013 Student Conferencewhich will be held in August in Freiburg, Germany. This years conference topic is Energy Transition in the 21st Century and I am part of the Dependencies working group.

Global Oil Production & Consumption since 1965

Production includes crude oil, shale oil, oil sands and NLGs, consumption also includes fuel ethanol and biodiesel, refinery fuel and loss.

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ThisAtlas der Globalisierung-inspired visualization, based on2013 data by BP, allows the reader to quickly grasp the temporal and spatial differences in oil consumption and production. On one hand, during certain periods of history, some nations consumed almost as much oil as the rest of the world together. On the other hand, the data of the last ten years show a growing divergence between consumption and production. After all, I hope this work makes clear that nations are heavily interdependent when it comes to oil – the main driver of our global economy.

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Note that the original data set does not consider all the countries of the world. For some countries, values are missing for a certain time period (e.g. for Russia/former UDSSR).

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