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European Union - oil production in barrels per day 2000-2019

Since the turn of the century, the production of oil in the European Union has seen a significant decline. In 2000, approximately 3.5 million barrels per day were produced, but by 2019 this had fallen by more than half to 1.5 million barrels per day. The United Kingdom is the EU’s main oil producing country, followed by Denmark and Italy. Whilst these nations produce significantly less than the UK, all pale in comparison to the oil production of countries such as the United States and Saudi Arabia.

Oil reserves in decline

  Much like production, the oil reserves of EU nations have also been in decline. As the North sea’s resources deplete, the UK has seen reserves drop from 2.8 billion barrels worth in 2010 to 2.7 billion barrels by 2019. In comparison, oil reserves in Russia amounted to 107.2 billion barrels in 2019.

Oil consumption highest in Germany

Of all European Union nations, Germany had the highest level of oil consumption in 2019, at 2.3 million barrels per day. This was followed by France and the United Kingdom, who both consumed approximately 1.5 million barrels per day.

Oil production in the European Union from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes

According to the source, oil production includes crude oil, shale oil, oil sands and NGLs (natural gas liquids – the liquid content of natural gas where this is recovered separately). Excludes liquid fuels from other sources such as biomass and derivatives of coal and natural gas.
Figures for years not included in the pdf version were taken from the Data workbook of the Statistical Review.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the annual report.

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