Monday, April 14, 2008

A Balancing Act

This is really an astounding chart on many levels. It shows the increase or decrease in oil production by country. Thus, from the center to left are countries (and amounts) of oil production increase. From the center of the chart to the right are countries with oil production decreases and the amount.

The post at The Oil Drum contains an analysis of this information as well as some 2008 charts that show changes occurring.

Here's what I find fascinating. First, the incredibly balance between the pluses and minuses. Secondly, and I think more importantly, take a look at the list of countries who grew. Other than a couple of exceptions, it's a virtual rogues gallery of character that the world is depending on for petroleum.

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