Which Government Owns the Largest State-Owned Petroleum Stock?

Petroleum Stocks (State) (mil barrels), 2014 or latest
Oil & Gas | December 25, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 19 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in state petroleum stocks with 691 mil barrels followed by Japan and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with 0.686 mil barrels, Slovenia with 3.54 mil barrels and Slovakia with 5.40 mil barrels.

Total state petroleum stocks reached 1,410 mil barrels in 2014 in the World according to EIA. This is 12.3 % less than in the previous year and -2.73 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total state petroleum stocks reached an all time high of 1,583 mil barrels in 2013 and an all time low of 577 mil barrels in 1992. The average annual growth amounted to 1.98 % since 1984.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 49.0 % of state petroleum stocks in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 84.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 108 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Petroleum Stocks (State) indicator page.

Petroleum Stocks (State) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Austria mil barrels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Belgium mil barrels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.32 9.13 10.5 11.7 12.7 ...
Czech Republic mil barrels 15.4 15.0 15.7 14.7 14.9 ...
Denmark mil barrels 7.75 7.87 7.87 7.86 7.62 ...
Finland mil barrels ... 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.3 ...
France mil barrels 100 98.1 99.0 101 108
Germany mil barrels 182 188 184 182 183
Hungary mil barrels ... ... ... 9.72 9.56 9.47 9.30 9.58 ...
Ireland mil barrels 4.97 5.09 4.60 5.30 6.06 ...
Japan mil barrels 328 326 322 324 324
Netherlands mil barrels 12.6 11.9 10.2 9.36 8.53
Poland mil barrels ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.24 8.10 8.20 8.52 8.54 ...
South Korea mil barrels 78.6 82.6 87.2 89.6 90.0
Spain mil barrels ... ... 48.6 53.7 52.3 52.5 51.7 ...
USA mil barrels 702 727 727 696 695