The first graph illustrates the world’s oil production since the 1980′s. The Middle East has greatly increased its production, however North America has neither increased nor decreased in production, however it could be showing signs of a downward slope.
This graph shows oil consumption by country since the 1960s. The United States showed a large spike during the 1980′s and shows a rapid increase upwards. China also shows a large increase towards 2010, however none of the countries even compare to the amount of oil consumed by the United States.