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Oil consumptions +2.9 million b/d (+3.4%) compared with 2009. Chinese demand reaches an all-time peak (9.4 million b/d) +12% compared with 2009 Oil reserves 1,478 bn barrels as of 1 January 2011
Gas consumption has increased by +7.5% compared with 2009. Russia is the world’s biggest gas producer (624.61 bcm) followed by the USA (600.15 bcm). Global gas reserves are stable (190,878 bcm as of 1 January 2011)
Classification in terms of API grades and the level of sulphur of more than 90% of world crude production. In 2010 the production of medium & sour crude retained first place, followed by light & sweet.
An increase in the complexity of the world refining system. FCC eqv from 44% in 2005 to 49% in 2010 There was a significant drop in the utilization rate of refineries, falling, on a global level, to 80%.