(measure: billion barrels; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Oil reserves, billion barrels
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1980 to 2019. The average value for the USA during that period was 27.98 billion barrels with a minimum of 20.55 billion barrels in 2009 and a maximum of 47.05 billion barrels in 2019.
The latest value from 2019 is 47.05 billion barrels. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 188
countries is 8.83 billion barrels.
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Definition: Proved reserves of crude oil are the estimated quantities of all liquids defined as crude oil, which geological and engineering data demonstrate with reasonable certainty to be recoverable in future years from reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions.