MANUAL Published: 29 April 2013

Worldwide Statistical Data on Proven Reserves, Production, and Refining Capacities of Crude Oil and Natural Gas


In this chapter, shares of oil and natural gas in world energy consumption as well as current oil and gas reserves and geographical locations are presented. Trends for the production and lifetime of oil, gas and coal reserves in different regions and projection by 2050 are also discussed. Locations of petroleum refineries and natural gas processing plants, their capacities and trends in expansion of these plants in different regions are also presented. In addition the share of renewable sources to provide world energy demand and its forecast is also presented.

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Riazi, M., R.
Kuwait University, KW
Rana, Mohan, S.
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, KW
Peña Díez, José, Luis
Repsol, Madrid, ES
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 33–78
DOI: 10.1520/MNL5820131211503
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-8681-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7022-3