Based on a comparison of 30 countries in 2017, Saudi Arabia ranked the highest in electricity production from oil sources with 154,332 GWh followed by Japan and Mexico. On the other end of the scale was South Africa with 28.9 GWh, Thailand with 330 GWh and Vietnam with 816 GWh.
Total electricity production from oil sources reached 883,010 GWh in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 8.54 % less than in the previous year and -13.3 % less than 10 years ago.
Historically, total electricity production from oil sources reached an all time high of 1,442,527 GWh in 1978 and an all time low of 117,729 GWh in 1960. The average annual growth amounted to 3.60 % since 1960.
The top ranked country, Saudi Arabia, accounted for 17.5 % of electricity production from oil sources in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 28.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 46.2 % in 2017.
Data for more countries are available at Electricity Production from Oil Sources indicator page.
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