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Which Country Has the Largest Oil Refinery Capacity?

Oil Refinery Capacities ('000 barrels daily), 2014
Oil & Gas | February 22, 2018
Excel Sheet

Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in oil refinery capacities with 17,791 '000 barrels daily followed by China and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Norway with 316 '000 barrels daily, Sweden with 436 '000 barrels daily and Greece with 498 '000 barrels daily.

Total oil refinery capacities reached 96,514 '000 barrels daily in 2014 in the World according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. This is 1.36 % more than in the previous year and 11.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total oil refinery capacities reached an all time high of 96,514 '000 barrels daily in 2014 and an all time low of 34,514 '000 barrels daily in 1965. The average annual growth amounted to 2.12 % since 1965.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 18.4 % of oil refinery capacities in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 39.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.4 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Oil Refinery Capacities indicator page.