Which Country Has the Largest Crude Oil Distillation Capacity?

Crude Oil Distillation Capacity ('000 bpd), 2012
Oil & Gas | December 25, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 111 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in crude oil distillation capacity with 17,736 '000 bpd followed by China and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Suriname with 7.00 '000 bpd, Paraguay with 7.50 '000 bpd and Brunei with 8.60 '000 bpd.

Total crude oil distillation capacity reached 88,004 '000 bpd in 2012 in the World according to EIA. This is 0.105 % less than in the previous year and 7.45 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total crude oil distillation capacity reached an all time high of 88,097 '000 bpd in 2011 and an all time low of 46,765 '000 bpd in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 1.52 % since 1970.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 20.2 % of crude oil distillation capacity in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 34.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 57.2 % in 2012.

Data for more countries are available at Crude Oil Distillation Capacity indicator page.

Crude Oil Distillation Capacity Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Brazil '000 bpd 1,908 1,908 1,908 1,908 1,908
Canada '000 bpd 2,017 2,041 1,969 2,029 2,039
China '000 bpd 6,246 6,246 6,246 6,446 6,806
France '000 bpd 1,979 1,959 1,932 1,986 1,984
Germany '000 bpd 2,428 2,417 2,417 2,418 2,411
India '000 bpd 2,255 2,256 2,256 2,256 2,836
Iran '000 bpd 1,451 1,451 1,451 1,451 1,451
Italy '000 bpd 2,324 2,337 2,337 2,337 2,337
Japan '000 bpd 4,672 4,677 4,651 4,691 4,624
Mexico '000 bpd 1,684 1,540 1,540 1,540 1,540
Russia '000 bpd ... 5,341 5,339 5,428 5,428 5,428
Saudi Arabia '000 bpd 2,095 2,095 2,080 2,080 2,080
South Korea '000 bpd 2,577 2,577 2,577 2,607 2,702
USA '000 bpd 17,339 17,443 17,594 17,672 17,584
United Kingdom '000 bpd 1,877 1,887 1,858 1,858 1,866