The chart above shows 1% error bars.
This chart shows a 12-month moving average, and could be titled "Average for the Previous 12-month Period".
The maximum thus far was 84.678 mbpd average for the 12-months from March 2006 to February 2006. The next highest was 84.663 mbpd from November 2005 to October 2006. The moving average first achieved ~84 (83.937) mbpd for the 12-month period of May, 2004 to April 2005.
World oil production has remained at plateau within 1% of the 84.678 mbpd maximum since September, 2004.
The data comes from the Energy Information Agency of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Raw Source Data: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/ipsr/t14.xl
Analysis Data Sheet: http://localfuture.org/charts/200711dat
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