The Graphic Truth: Who produces the most oil in the world?
US President Joe Biden is visiting Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to persuade Saudi and Emirati leaders to increase the production of oil in a bid to bring gas prices down. The US is a top oil producer, along with Saudi Arabia and Russia. But the Saudis have two things the US doesn't: a unique capacity to quickly ramp up production and a leading role in the OPEC group of oil producers (and OPEC+, which extends to Russia and others). Here's a look at how US oil production stacks up against what the Saudis and Russians are pumping.