World News

July 2017, Vol. 244, No. 7

U.S. Tops World Hydrocarbon Production in 2016  The United States remained the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2016 for the fifth straight year, despite production declines for both petroleum and natural gas relative to their 2015 levels, the U.S. Energy Information Institute (EIA) reported in June. The United States has been the world’s top producer of natural gas since surpassing Russia in 2009 and the top producer of petroleum hydrocarbons since 2013, when its production exceeded Saudi Arabia’s. Crude oil and lease condensate accounted for roughly 60% of total U.S….

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