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Main Source: Energy Information Administration

Last updated: July 2013

bullet The world's top five crude oil-producing countries in 2011 were: (1st) Saudi Arabia, (2nd) Russia, (3rd) United States, (4th) China, and (5th) Iran.

bullet The world's top five crude oil consumers in 2011 were: (1st) United States, (2nd) China, (3rd) Japan, (4th) India, and (5th) Russia.

bullet About 47 percent of the crude oil and petroleum products used in the United States during 2011 came from other countries.

bullet The top U.S. crude oil supplier in 2012 was Canada (2,551,000 barrels/day). Saudi Arabia was second, followed by Venezuela, Russia, and then Iraq.

bullet About one-fifth of the crude oil produced in the United States during 2012 was produced on Federal Offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

bullet The top crude oil-producing states in 2012 were: Texas, North Dakota, California, Alaska, and Oklahoma.

bullet Utah ranked 11th in the United States in crude oil production during 2012 and 10th in gross natural gas production (not including Federal Offshore areas) during 2011.

bullet Utah ranked 9th in the United States in crude oil proved reserves and 11th in natural gas proved reserves (not including Federal Offshore areas) in 2010.

bullet Utah contains four of the Nation's 100 largest oil fields and two of its 100 largest natural gas fields (2009).

bullet Utah has approximately 4,300 producing oil wells and 6,900 producing natural gas wells.

bullet More than four-fifths of Utah households use natural gas for home heating.

bullet Products which are made from or use derivatives of petroleum include: Gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, propane, heating oil, asphalt, ink, crayons, bubble gum, dishwashing liquids, deodorant, eyeglasses, tires, ammonia, clothing, skis, roofing materials, denture adhesive, shampoo, life jackets, toilet seats, linoleum, hand lotion, toothbrushes, upholstery, water pipes, guitar strings, nylon rope, DVD's, nail polish, antiseptics, fertilizers, aspirin, sun glasses, insecticides, perfumes, soap, refrigerant, paint, hair coloring, lipstick, surf boards, tents, movie film, drinking cups, soft contact lenses, heart valves, and much more. Natural gas is an essential raw material for many products, such as: Paints, fertilizer, plastics, antifreeze, dyes, photographic film, medicines, and explosives.

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