Energy > Oil > Reserves: Group totals

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.


OPEC countries 907.85 billion barrels 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa 788.86 billion barrels 2005
Emerging markets 232.73 billion barrels 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) 207.01 billion barrels 2005
Non-religious countries 202.66 billion barrels 2005
South Asia 6.07 billion barrels 2005

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