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List: Top Ten Countries by Proven Oil Reserves

Date: 2005

Source: BP - 'Statistical Review of World Energy'

Base: All countries with proven oil reserves.

Notes: According to BP's estimates there are just under 1.9 trillion barrels of proven oil reserves in the world. The Middle East has approximately 60% of the total, Venezuela, currently languishing under the elected dictatorship of blustering loon Chavez, has 6%, and Russia another 6% or so.

Country

Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels - billions)

Saudi Arabia

263

Iran

128

Iraq

115

Kuwait

100

UAE

99

Venezuela

76

Russia

72

Kazakhstan

45

Libya

44

Nigeria

40


   
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