BP: US Beats China's Oil Demand Growth in 2013

Article title
Oil demand in the US grew at the fastest pace in the world in 2013, outstripping China for the first time since 1999 as the world's top economy reaped the benefit of the shale boom, BP says.


LONDON/MOSCOW, June 16 (Reuters) - Oil demand in the United States grew at the fastest pace in the world in 2013, outstripping China for the first time since 1999 as the globe's top economy reaped the benefits of a shale boom, oil company BP said on Monday.

In its annual review of energy statistics unveiled in Moscow, BP also raised its global oil reserves estimate by 1.1 percent after revising U.S. reserves upwards by more than a quarter.

Global natural gas reserves were cut for a second year as lower provisions for Russia and Qatar offset a significant uptick in U.S. estimates.

BP also said the United States recorded its largest-ever annual rise in oil production for a second year in a row with a 13.5 percent increase to above 10 million barrels per day (bpd).

The annual review, first published in 1951 and considered an industry benchmark, showed U.S. oil consumption in 2013 grew by 400,000 bpd to 18.9 million bpd, the sharpest gain in the world, followed by China's rise of 390,000 bpd to 10.8 million bpd.

The consumption growth was led by an expansion of the U.S. industrial sector as the world's top economy emerged from the 2008 financial crisis, BP Chief Economist Christof Ruhl said.


View Full Article

Copyright 2015 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.


Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies

Our Privacy Pledge

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Engineering Manager
Expertise: Engineering Manager
Location: Houston, TX
Vice President of Engineering
Expertise: Executive
Location: Houston, TX
Business Development Manager
Expertise: Business Development
Location: Houston, TX
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $44.61/BBL 3.37%
Light Crude Oil : $41.65/BBL 3.22%
Natural Gas : $2.235/MMBtu 1.13%
Updated in last 24 hours