Petroleum industry in Russia
The petroleum industry in Russia is one of the largest in the world. Russia has the largest reserves and is the largest exporter of natural gas. It has the second largest coal reserves, the eighth largest oil reserves, and is one of the largest producers of oil. It is the third largest energy user.
Russia produced an average of 10.83 million barrels (1,722,000 m3) of oil per day in December 2015. It produces 12% of the world's oil and has a similar share of global oil exports. In June 2006, Russian crude oil and condensate production reached the post-Soviet maximum of 9.7 million barrels (1,540,000 m3) per day. Exceeding production in 2000 by 3.2 Mbbl/d (510,000 m3/d). Russian exports consist of more than 5 Mbbl/d (790,000 m3/d) of oil and nearly 2 Mbbl/d (320,000 m3/d) of refined products, which go mainly to the European market. The domestic demand in 2005 was 2.6 Mbbl/d (410,000 m3/d) on average. It is also the main transit country for oil from Kazakhstan.
Russia is by far the world's largest natural gas exporter. Most, but not all, authorities believe that Russia has the world's largest proven reserves of natural gas. Sources that consider that Russia has by far the largest proven reserves include the US CIA (47.6 trillion cubic meters), the US Energy Information Administration (47.8 tcm), and OPEC (48.7 tcm). However, BP credits Russia with only 31.3 tcm as of 1 January 2014, which would place it in second place, slightly behind Iran (33.1 to 33.8 tcm, depending on the source). In addition to having the world's largest proven reserves of natural gas, according to US Geological Survey estimations, Russia is also likely to have the world's largest volume of still-undiscovered natural gas: a mean probable volume of 6.7 trillion cubic meters. The USGS estimate of Russia's undiscovered oil is 22 billion barrels, second in the world only to those of Iraq.
The Russian oil industry claims to be in need of huge investments. Strong growth in the Russian economy means that local demand for all types of energy sources (oil, gas, nuclear, coal, hydro, electricity) continues to grow.
Russia's oil and gas companies
The biggest Russian oil company is Rosneft followed by Lukoil, Surgutneftegaz, Gazprom Neft and Tatneft. All oil trunk pipelines (except Caspian Pipeline Consortium) are owned and operated by the state-owned monopoly Transneft and oil products pipeline are owned and operated by its subsidiary Transnefteproduct.
- Gazprom (Russia's state-run natural gas monopoly; world's biggest gas exploration and production company)
- Rosneft (State-owned Russian oil and gas exploration company)
- Transneft (Russia's pipeline monopoly)
- Bashneft (Russian oil refining company one of the largest producer of oil products in the country)
- Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (Moscow)
- Saint Petersburg Mining Institute -Oil and Gas Department (Saint Petersburg)
- Siberian Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (SibNIINP)
- Russia Petroleum Research Exploration Institute (VNIGRI) of Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN).
- Tyumen State Oil and Gas University Tyumen)
- Ufa State Petroleum Technological University
- Almetyevsk State Petroleum Institute (Almetyevsk)
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