Romania was last year fourth in the European Union in terms of oil production, with 3.6 million tonnes, down 2% year-on-year, according to a report by the British company BP worldwide.
The main producer in the EU was Britain with 50.8 million tonnes, up 9%, followed by Denmark, 5.7 million tonnes (down 15.9%), and Italy, with 4 , 7 million tonnes (up 12.9%).
Worldwide, last year, 4.474 billion tonnes of oil were extracted, plus 2.2% over the previous year, according to Agerpres.
The world’s largest oil producer remains the United States, with a production of 669.4 million tonnes, 16.6% more than in 2017. Saudi Arabia is ranked second with 587.3 million of tons, plus 3.4%, and the third place is the Russian Federation, with 563.3 million tons, up 1.6%.
In terms of proven oil reserves, Romania ranks second in the EU, with 600 million barrels per day (around 100 million tonnes), ahead of Danmark and on a par with Italy.