After my posts on visualizing Rotterdam port’s imports/exports and on Internet traffic maps, I have started to experiment with showing the export quantities and destinations for a certain trade good.

I wanted to do a Saudia-Arabia or Irak oil export Sankey map, but couldn’t find good data. I finally came across this summary on Lybian oil exports, and converted the data from the pie chart Lybian Oil Exports, by Destination, 2006 to a Sankey style export flow diagram.

It was new to me that “Libya has the largest proven oil reserves in Africa” with 41.5 billion barrels, and estimated net exports of 1.525 million barrels per day in 2006.

The underlying map is a crop from a World map found on Wikicommons. I think it could be a little more transparent though…

2 Responses to “Oil Exports visualized as Sankey Diagram”

  1. Sankey Diagrams » Blog Archive » U.S. Oil Import Sankey Movie Says:

    [...] to the RMI movie page and try it yourself. When I did the Lybia Oil Export map last year I wasn’t aware of this Sankey movie, which is of course much nicer. Posted by phineas May [...]

  2. Inspired by Libya Oil Export Sankey | Sankey Diagrams Says:

    [...] The recent events in Libya have led to an increased interest in my Libya Oil Export Sankey diagram I featured almost three years ago here on the blog. [...]