Greatest Oil Reserves by Country, 2006

RankCountryProved reserves

(billion barrels)
1.Saudi Arabia264.3
2.Canada178.8
3.Iran132.5
4.Iraq115.0
5.Kuwait101.5
6.United Arab Emirates97.8
7.Venezuela79.7
8.Russia60.0
9.Libya39.1
10.Nigeria35.9
11.United States21.4
12.China18.3
13.Qatar15.2
14.Mexico12.9
15.Algeria11.4
16.Brazil11.2
17.Kazakhstan9.0
18.Norway7.7
19.Azerbaijan7.0
20.India5.8
   
Top 20 countries1224.5 (95%)
Rest of world68.1 (5%)
World total1,292.6
NOTES: Proved reserves are estimated with reasonable certainty to be recoverable with present technology and prices.
Source: Oil & Gas Journal, Vol. 103, No. 47 (Dec. 19, 2005). From: U.S. Energy Information Administration. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/international/petroleu.html .

 

 

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