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Section 10. International Energy.

Crude Oil Production. World crude oil production during November 2000 was 70 million barrels per day, up by 0.6 million barrels per day from the level in the previous month.

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) production during November 2000 averaged 30 million barrels per day, down slightly from the level during the previous month. During November 2000, production increased in Saudi Arabia by 100 thousand barrels per day; Nigeria by 50 thousand barrels per day; and in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar, each by 5 thousand barrels per day. Production decreased in Iraq by 190 thousand barrels per day; Indonesia by 10 thousand barrels per day; and in both Iran and Algeria by 5 thousand barrels per day. Production remained unchanged in Venezuela and Libya.

Among the non-OPEC nations, production during November 2000 increased in Mexico by 104 thousand barrels per day; the United Kingdom by 98 thousand barrels per day; Norway by 80 thousand barrels per day; Canada by 68 thousand barrels per day; the United States by 48 thousand barrels per day; and Russia by 26 thousand barrels per day. Production decreased in China by 4 thousand barrels per day and remained unchanged in Egypt.

Petroleum Consumption. In September 2000, consumption in all Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries was 42.9 million barrels per day, 1 percent higher than the September 1999 rate. Comparing September rates in 2000 and 1999, consumption was lower in 2000 in France (-10 percent) and Italy (-2 percent). The September 2000 consumption rate was higher in Germany (+4 percent); the United Kingdom (+2 percent); and Japan, the United States, and Canada (each +1 percent), compared with the rate 1 year earlier.

Petroleum Stocks. For all OECD countries, petroleum stocks at the end of September 2000 totaled 3.6 billion barrels, 4 percent lower than the ending stock level in September 1999. Stock levels were lower in September 2000 in Germany (-9 percent); the United Kingdom (-6 percent); the United States (-5 percent); Japan (-4 percent); Canada (-2 percent); and France (-1 percent). Stock levels were higher in Italy (+4 percent), compared with levels 1 year earlier.

Nuclear Electricity Generation. Based on Nucleonics Week(2) information for November 2000, all reporting countries with nuclear capacity generated 215.1 gross terawatthours (one terawatthour equals 1 billion kilowatthours) of nuclear-generated electricity.

As of November 30, 2000, there were 436 operable nuclear generating units in the world.

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(1) Percentage changes are based on unrounded data.

(2) A copyrighted publication of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Used with permission.

Sources for Tables 10.1a and 10.1b

United States--See Table 3.1a.

All Other Countries: Monthly Data

1998-forward: Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, Oil and Gas Journal, and other industry sources.

All Other Countries: Annual Data

1973-1979: Energy Information Administration (EIA), International Energy Annual 1981, Table 8.

1980-1998: Office of Energy Markets and End Use, International Energy Database, December 1999,

1999: Average of monthly data.

World: Monthly Data

1998-forward: EIA, International Petroleum Monthly, sum of all countries' monthly data.

World: Annual Data

1973-1979: EIA, International Energy Annual 1981, Table 8.

1980-1998: Office of Energy Markets and End Use, International Energy Database, December 1999.

1999: Average of monthly data.
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