World oil production significantly outpaced consumption in 2014, rising by 2.1 million b/d; all of the growth was in non-OPEC countries, which recorded a record increase.
US output grew by 1.6 million b/d, its largest increase on record. OPEC production was essentially flat, with declines among African OPEC producers offset by rising
Middle East output. Global consumption increased by 840,000 b/d, with emerging economies accounting for all of the growth; China saw a below-average increase but
still accounted for the largest increment to consumption.
The Sperm Whale has a large geographic range. It can be seen in nearly all marine regions, from the equator to high latitudes, but is generally found in continental slope or deeper water. The distribution extends to many enclosed or partially-enclosed seas, such as the Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, Gulf of California, and Gulf of Mexico.
Discovered in 1930, Pluto was long considered our solar system's ninth planet. But after the discovery of similar intriguing worlds deeper in the distant Kuiper Belt, icy Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet. This new class of worlds may offer some of the best evidence about the origins of our solar system.