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Energy > Oil > Reserves per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: According to Web definitions the term refers to the total amount of petroleum (oil) discovered in any given oil field or nation. Thus it can be said that Kuwait has xxxx millions of barrels (mb) of oil in the ground. However, the exact amount can never be known, simply because of the difficulty in sensing or "seeing" beneath the surface of the Earth. The term Proven Reserve or PR refers to an amount of oil that is generally accepted by geologists to be the actual amount of petroleum in the ground. Figures expressed per capita for the same year..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 KuwaitKuwait 42,023.87 barrels 2005
2 United Arab EmiratesUAE 23,572.61 barrels 2005
3 QatarQatar 19,484.66 barrels 2005
4 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 10,639.91 barrels 2005
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 10,349.51 barrels 2005
5 LibyaLibya 7,149.94 barrels 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 6,610.12 barrels 2005
6 CanadaCanada 5,536.64 barrels 2005
7 IraqIraq 4,109.28 barrels 2005
8 BruneiBrunei 3,412.04 barrels 2005
9 VenezuelaVenezuela 2,828.34 barrels 2005
10 OmanOman 2,418.4 barrels 2005
11 NorwayNorway 2,132.46 barrels 2005
12 IranIran 1,900.15 barrels 2005
13 KazakhstanKazakhstan 1,716.51 barrels 2005
14 AngolaAngola 1,511.09 barrels 2005
15 GabonGabon 1,392.57 barrels 2005
16 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 933.49 barrels 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 814.95 barrels 2005
17 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 763.34 barrels 2005
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 530.17 barrels 2005
18 RussiaRussia 482.01 barrels 2005
19 AlgeriaAlgeria 366.89 barrels 2005
20 EcuadorEcuador 327.5 barrels 2005
21 MauritaniaMauritania 317.85 barrels 2005
22 MexicoMexico 300.82 barrels 2005
23 SurinameSuriname 300.29 barrels 2005
24 NigeriaNigeria 257.91 barrels 2005
25 DenmarkDenmark 226.96 barrels 2005
26 YemenYemen 216.98 barrels 2005
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 185.25 barrels 2005
27 AustraliaAustralia 179.65 barrels 2005
28 TunisiaTunisia 169.51 barrels 2005
29 BahrainBahrain 140.98 barrels 2005
30 SyriaSyria 137.61 barrels 2005
31 MalaysiaMalaysia 119.95 barrels 2005
32 BrazilBrazil 81.23 barrels 2005
33 ArgentinaArgentina 76.33 barrels 2005
34 United StatesUnited States 75.97 barrels 2005
35 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 74.72 barrels 2005
36 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 70.19 barrels 2005
37 AlbaniaAlbania 58.04 barrels 2005
38 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 57.5 barrels 2005
39 SudanSudan 50.66 barrels 2005
40 BoliviaBolivia 49.04 barrels 2005
41 RomaniaRomania 48.76 barrels 2005
42 CubaCuba 47.11 barrels 2005
43 EgyptEgypt 37.62 barrels 2005
44 ColombiaColombia 34.55 barrels 2005
45 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 28.47 barrels 2005
46 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 27.89 barrels 2005
47 UzbekistanUzbekistan 22.93 barrels 2005
48 New ZealandNew Zealand 21.68 barrels 2005
49 CroatiaCroatia 21.07 barrels 2005
50 GuatemalaGuatemala 20.74 barrels 2005
51 IndonesiaIndonesia 20.49 barrels 2005
52 BurmaBurma 19.93 barrels 2005
53 ChinaChina 14.01 barrels 2005
54 PeruPeru 13.35 barrels 2005
55 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 12.65 barrels 2005
56 HungaryHungary 10.97 barrels 2005
57 AustriaAustria 10.25 barrels 2005
58 ItalyItaly 10.01 barrels 2005
59 ChileChile 9.18 barrels 2005
60 ThailandThailand 8.89 barrels 2005
61 UkraineUkraine 8.39 barrels 2005
62 VietnamVietnam 7.28 barrels 2005
63 NetherlandsNetherlands 5.4 barrels 2005
64 IndiaIndia 5.06 barrels 2005
65 GermanyGermany 4.8 barrels 2005
66 CameroonCameroon 4.69 barrels 2005
67 BarbadosBarbados 4.58 barrels 2005
68 TurkeyTurkey 4.26 barrels 2005
69 PolandPoland 3.73 barrels 2005
70 MoroccoMorocco 3.32 barrels 2005
71 FranceFrance 2.28 barrels 2005
72 PakistanPakistan 2.16 barrels 2005
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 1.85 barrels 2005
73 PhilippinesPhilippines 1.77 barrels 2005
74 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 1.69 barrels 2005
75 BulgariaBulgaria 1.05 barrels 2005
76 SlovakiaSlovakia 0.835 barrels 2005
77 BeninBenin 0.502 barrels 2005
78 GreeceGreece 0.405 barrels 2005
79 GhanaGhana 0.386 barrels 2005
80 IsraelIsrael 0.277 barrels 2005
81 SpainSpain 0.242 barrels 2005
82 JapanJapan 0.229 barrels 2005
83 BangladeshBangladesh 0.199 barrels 2005
84 South AfricaSouth Africa 0.166 barrels 2005
85 JordanJordan 0.0822 barrels 2005
86 EthiopiaEthiopia 0.00281 barrels 2005
87 TanzaniaTanzania 0.0 2005
88 MadagascarMadagascar 0.0 2005
89 AfghanistanAfghanistan 0.0 2005
90 IrelandIreland 0.0 2005
91 RwandaRwanda 0.0 2005
92 SomaliaSomalia 0.0 2005
93 MozambiqueMozambique 0.0 2005
94 NamibiaNamibia 0.0 2005

Citation

"All countries compared for Energy > Oil > Reserves per capita", CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Energy/Oil/Reserves-per-capita

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