According to the BP’s annual statistical report, the United States passed last year in front of Saudi Arabia. The American production progressed faster than planned, thanks to the revolution of the fracking (shale oil).
A highly symbolic bar was crossed on the world oil scene. According to the BP’s annual statistical report published on Wednesday, the United States became last year the first world oil producer, in front of Saudi Arabia and Russia. According to the oil group, the production of American crude oil (including liquids of natural gas) increased last year of 1,6 million barrels a day ( Mb / day ), to 11,64 Mb / day, whereas that of Saudi Arabia remained globally stable, in 11,5 Mb / j. Russia, world number three, extracted from its part 10,84 Mb / day in 2014.