Saudi Arabia passes Russia as top oil producer
Gulf News | Lucien Zeigler | 8.23.12
Oil production in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, rose to 10.103 million barrels a day in June, from 9.807 million barrels a day in May, overtaking Russia as the world’s largest producer, official data showed.
Russia’s output in June rose to 9.931 million barrels a day, from 9.896 million barrels a day in May, according to figures posted on the Joint Organization Data Initiative, or JODI, website. JODI is supervised by the Riyadh-based International Energy Forum and shows data supplied directly by governments dating back to 2002.