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Top Ten Oil Reserves Countries

This map of top 10 countries with highest crude oil reserves shows the rank of the nations through different color gradients.

Top Ten Oil Reserves Countries Map
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Top 10 Countries with Biggest Oil Reserves
Going by the latest data, Venezuela is the country with highest reserve of crude oil in the world. This South American nation has surpassed Saudi Arabia by a margin of 30 billion barrels. Canada is the only North American nation in the list. It is at the third position with 171 billion barrels of proved reserve. Iran and Iraq rank 4th and 5th respectively. Russia finds itself at the 7th position with a proved reserve of around 103.2 billion barrels. Two African nations – Libya and Nigeria – have proved reserves of 48.4 and 37 billion barrels of crude oil.

  Top Ten Oil Reserves Countries (At end 2015)  
RankCountriesThousand million BarrelsShare of total
2Saudi Arabia266.615.70%
6Russian Federation102.46.00%
8United Arab Emirates97.85.80%
Source :
BP Statistical Review Of World Energy June 2016

Images of Proven Oil Reserves by Country


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