World Oil Production Facts and Figures. The first graphic shows the growth in oil production from 1965 to 2011. A new global oil production record was set in 2011 at 83.6 million barrels per day. This figure includes production of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs), which are not indicated separately. The world keeps consuming more oil. That’s not a real surprise, but one unconventional look at the numbers gives you a better idea of the dramatic extent of the global demand. World consumption has been on a steady rise for decades and neared 94 million barrels a day in 2014.