South Africa Oil

Summary Table

  Barrels Global Rank
15,000,000 84th in the world

  Barrels per Day Global Rank
136,517 42nd in the world
640,000 29th in the world
Daily Deficit
Oil Imports
Oil Exports
(Data shown is for 2016, the latest year with complete data in all categoreies)

Oil Reserves in South Africa

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South Africa holds 15,000,000 barrels of proven oil reserves as of 2016, ranking 84th in the world and accounting for about 0.0% of the world's total oil reserves of 1,650,585,140,000 barrels.

Total Oil Reserves in South Africa are less than even a single year of oil consumption (233,600,000 barrels as of 2016), making South Africa highly dependent on oil imports in order to substain its consumption levels.

Oil Reserves
15,000,000 barrels
Global Rank: 84th | Share of World: 0.00 %
0 years of oil left
(at current consumption levels)

History of Oil Reserves in South Africa

Oil Consumption in South Africa

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  • South Africa consumes 640,000 barrels per day (B/d) of oil as of the year 2016.
  • South Africa ranks 29th in the world for oil consumption, accounting for about 0.7% of the world's total consumption of 97,103,871 barrels per day.
  • South Africa consumes 0.48 gallons of oil per capita every day (based on the 2016 population of 56,422,274 people), or 174 gallons per capita per year (4 barrels). [1 barrel = 42 US Gallons]

Oil Production in South Africa

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  • South Africa produces 136,517.00 barrels per day of oil (as of 2016) ranking 42nd in the world.
  • South Africa produces every year an amount equivalent to 332.2% of its total proven reserves (as of 2016).

Oil Imports

  • South Africa imports 64% of its oil consumption (407,513 barrels per day in 2016).

History of Oil Consumption and Production

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