Albania, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, (UK) United States, (USA) Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen. (SAUDI ARABIA is a largest Oil Producing Country).

Sometimes mythic, often controversial, crude oil has been an important component of our modern times. Crude oil comes in many colors and consistencies, from hydrocarbon rich reservoirs in Texas to the heavy oil sands of Canada, Venezuela and Australia, Middle East, Africa, Central/South America. Usually named for their region of production as well as other factors, crude oil properties can include various elements including carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and metals. Due to international appeal and demand, there are different tradable crude oil contracts across the globe.

(1000 Barrels (US) or 42,000 Gallons).

This is a list of the countries, and their states or provinces that extract crude oil from oil wells.

Africa, Oceania “Australia”,  Europe,  Middle East,  Eurasia and Central Asia, Asia,  North America,  Central America and the Caribbean and  South America.


Algeria, (OPEC Member) Angola, (OPEC Member; joined December 2006) Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Libya, (OPEC Member) Mauritania, Nigeria, (OPEC Member) South Africa, Sudan and Tunisia


Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea


Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Sea oil, United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Italy.

Republic of Ireland Note: No commercial production of crude oil. Crude oil has been found, but production is limited to Natural Gas

Lithuania (in western Samogitia) Romania.


Bahrain, Iran, (OPEC Member) Iraq, (OPEC Member) Kuwait, (OPEC Member) Oman, Qatar, (OPEC Member) Saudi Arabia, (OPEC Member) Syria, United Arab Emirates, (OPEC Member) and Yemen 

EURASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA; Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

ASIA; Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.

NORTH AMERICA-United States of America, Showing thousand barrels per day average. (September 2007, Source: World Oil);

Louisiana-(1417) Alaska–(663) Texas–(1251) California–(666) Oklahoma-(166)

New Mexico-(159) Wyoming-(142) Kansas-(102) North Dakota-(121)

Montana-(87) Colorado-(48) Mississippi-(51) Utah-(50) Illinois-(24) Alabama-(19)

Michigan-(16) Arkansas-(17) Ohio-(15) Florida-(6) Kentucky-(10) Nebraska-(6)

Indiana, New York, Missouri, Nevada, Pennsylvania-(0.1) South Dakota Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Arizona.

CANADA; Newfoundland and Labrador, (369) Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba

MEXICO!  CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Guatemala and Trinidad & Tobago

SOUTH AMERICA; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, (OPEC Member) Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela, (OPEC Member)


COUNTRY!                           REGION                       JOINED OPEC

Algeria                                 Africa                          1969

Angola                                Africa                           2007

Ecuador                               South America              2007

Iran                                      Middle East                    1960

Iraq                                      Middle East                     1960

Kuwait                                 Middle East                     1960

Libya                                    Africa                            1962

Nigeria                                  Africa                             1971

Qatar                                       Middle East                   1961

Saudi Arabia                           Middle East                   1960

United Arab Emirates            Middle East                      1967

Venezuela                               South America              1960


Country           Region             Joined OPEC  Left OPEC

Gabon             Africa              1975                            1994

Indonesia        East Asia         1962                            2008

Key countries covered include Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador and Bolivia. An analysis of the competitive scenario in the South and Central American oil industry. Key companies covered include Pemex, Transpetro S.A, PDVSA, Repsol, Perenco, Petrobras, Ecopetrol.

Global Top 10 Emerging Refining Markets-like China, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Iraq, Indonesia, Venezuela, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.   Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) and conversion ratio between top ten emerging refining markets and also against global average. The petroleum product consumption vis-à-vis GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Depleting crude oil reserves: the majority of the oil and gas companies in the Asia- Pacific region continue to face either flat or depleting growth in crude oil reserves. Environmental regulations: Stringent environmental regulations (that are applicable globally) to curb GHG (Green House Gas) emissions will result in additional capital expenditure, especially on refineries and emission-intensive exploration technologies. Crude Oil and Total Petroleum Imports Top 15 Countries,

Canada-Saudi Arabia-Mexico-Nigeria-Venezuela-Angola-Iraq-Colombia-Algeria-Brazil

Russia-Kuwait-Ecuador-United Kingdom-Congo (Brazzaville).