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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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Kuwait 42,023.87 barrels 2005
2 United Arab Emirates 23,572.61 barrels 2005
3 Qatar 19,484.66 barrels 2005
4 Saudi Arabia 10,639.91 barrels 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 10,349.51 barrels 2005
5 Libya 7,149.94 barrels 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 6,610.12 barrels 2005
6 Canada 5,536.64 barrels 2005
7 Iraq 4,109.28 barrels 2005
8 Brunei 3,412.04 barrels 2005
9 Venezuela 2,828.34 barrels 2005
10 Oman 2,418.4 barrels 2005
11 Norway 2,132.46 barrels 2005
12 Iran 1,900.15 barrels 2005
13 Kazakhstan 1,716.51 barrels 2005
14 Angola 1,511.09 barrels 2005
15 Gabon 1,392.57 barrels 2005
16 Equatorial Guinea 933.49 barrels 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 814.95 barrels 2005
17 Trinidad and Tobago 763.34 barrels 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 530.17 barrels 2005
18 Russia 482.01 barrels 2005
19 Algeria 366.89 barrels 2005
20 Ecuador 327.5 barrels 2005
21 Mauritania 317.85 barrels 2005
22 Mexico 300.82 barrels 2005
23 Suriname 300.29 barrels 2005
24 Nigeria 257.91 barrels 2005
25 Denmark 226.96 barrels 2005
26 Yemen 216.98 barrels 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 185.25 barrels 2005
27 Australia 179.65 barrels 2005
28 Tunisia 169.51 barrels 2005
29 Bahrain 140.98 barrels 2005
30 Syria 137.61 barrels 2005
31 Malaysia 119.95 barrels 2005
32 Brazil 81.23 barrels 2005
33 Argentina 76.33 barrels 2005
34 United States 75.97 barrels 2005
35 United Kingdom 74.72 barrels 2005
36 Azerbaijan 70.19 barrels 2005
37 Albania 58.04 barrels 2005
38 Turkmenistan 57.5 barrels 2005
39 Sudan 50.66 barrels 2005
40 Bolivia 49.04 barrels 2005
41 Romania 48.76 barrels 2005
42 Cuba 47.11 barrels 2005
43 Egypt 37.62 barrels 2005
44 Colombia 34.55 barrels 2005
45 Democratic Republic of the Congo 28.47 barrels 2005
46 Papua New Guinea 27.89 barrels 2005
47 Uzbekistan 22.93 barrels 2005
48 New Zealand 21.68 barrels 2005
49 Croatia 21.07 barrels 2005
50 Guatemala 20.74 barrels 2005
51 Indonesia 20.49 barrels 2005
52 Burma 19.93 barrels 2005
53 China 14.01 barrels 2005
54 Peru 13.35 barrels 2005
55 Cote d'Ivoire 12.65 barrels 2005
56 Hungary 10.97 barrels 2005
57 Austria 10.25 barrels 2005
58 Italy 10.01 barrels 2005
59 Chile 9.18 barrels 2005
60 Thailand 8.89 barrels 2005
61 Ukraine 8.39 barrels 2005
62 Vietnam 7.28 barrels 2005
63 Netherlands 5.4 barrels 2005
64 India 5.06 barrels 2005
65 Germany 4.8 barrels 2005
66 Cameroon 4.69 barrels 2005
67 Barbados 4.58 barrels 2005
68 Turkey 4.26 barrels 2005
69 Poland 3.73 barrels 2005
70 Morocco 3.32 barrels 2005
71 France 2.28 barrels 2005
72 Pakistan 2.16 barrels 2005
South Asia average (profile) 1.85 barrels 2005
73 Philippines 1.77 barrels 2005
74 Czech Republic 1.69 barrels 2005
75 Bulgaria 1.05 barrels 2005
76 Slovakia 0.835 barrels 2005
77 Benin 0.502 barrels 2005
78 Greece 0.405 barrels 2005
79 Ghana 0.386 barrels 2005
80 Israel 0.277 barrels 2005
81 Spain 0.242 barrels 2005
82 Japan 0.229 barrels 2005
83 Bangladesh 0.199 barrels 2005
84 South Africa 0.166 barrels 2005
85 Jordan 0.0822 barrels 2005
86 Ethiopia 0.00281 barrels 2005
=87 Tanzania 0.0 2005
=87 Madagascar 0.0 2005
=87 Afghanistan 0.0 2005
=87 Ireland 0.0 2005
=87 Rwanda 0.0 2005
=87 Somalia 0.0 2005
=87 Mozambique 0.0 2005
=87 Namibia 0.0 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Energy > Oil > Reserves per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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

Energy > Oil > Reserves per capita: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Energy > Oil > Reserves per capita

Venezuela ranked first for oil > reserves per capita amongst Emerging markets in 2005.
Kuwait ranked first for oil > reserves per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
Canada ranked first for oil > reserves per capita amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
Israel ranked second last for oil > reserves per capita amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2005.
Saudi Arabia ranked first for oil > reserves per capita amongst Religious countries in 2005.
Denmark ranked first for oil > reserves per capita amongst European Union in 2005.
Japan ranked last for oil > reserves per capita amongst Non-religious countries in 2005.
Norway ranked first for oil > reserves per capita amongst Europe in 2005.
Nigeria ranked last for oil > reserves per capita amongst OPEC countries in 2005.
Iraq ranked first for oil > reserves per capita amongst Failed states in 2005.

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