- Saudi Arabia: 10 million bopd
- Russia: 10 million bopd
- US: 9 million bopd (or 10 million bopd)
- Canada: 3 million bopd
- Bakken: 0.6 million bopd
- How: from CO2 EOR; CO2 from US coal
- Who says: Obama administration
A new study found that CO2 capture and utilization at existing and new coal-fired power plants and coal-to-liquids facilities could boost U.S. oil production by more than 3.5 million barrels per day for more than 40 years.When the US is currently producing 9 million bopd, another 3.5 million bopd on top of that is pretty impressive.
The study, prepared for U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu by the National Coal Council, features input from 60 energy experts in coordination with the National Petroleum Council. The focus is enhanced oil recovery, or EOR, which has increased U.S. oil production for almost half a century, the NCC said.