The world’s top oil-producing countries: Kuwait

Kuwait may be a tiny country, but it is home to over four million people, with some 70% of these being expatriates. The country also has substantial oil reserves (the fifth largest in OPEC) and, at 3 billion barrels a (more…)

The world’s top oil-producing countries: United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established 46 years ago when Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain and capital city Abu Dhabi came together to form their own federation. It (more…)

The world’s top oil-producing countries: Canada

When we think of the world’s largest oil producers, we maybe think of the plentiful oilfields of the Persian Gulf, the vast reserves of Russia or the oil wells of America that are experiencing a resurgence thanks to (more…)

The world’s top oil-producing countries: Iran

Iran is perhaps most well-known these days for the controversy surrounding its nuclear programme, but the country is also awash with proven reserves of oil and natural gas. Following the lifting of the international embargo from (more…)

The world’s top oil-producing countries: Venezuela

Venezuela may not be one of the top five oil producers in the world, but it currently holds the status of having the world’s largest proven oil reserves. Proven oil reserves are those that can be estimated with a (more…)

Scientists develop special oil sponge

Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a revolutionary new way to clean up after oil spills: the Oleo Sponge.

The amount of oil that can (more…)

The world’s top oil-producing countries: Russia

Russia’s oil industry may have experienced a steep decline after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but a subsequent turnaround in 1999 led to it replacing Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer, albeit only marginally. In (more…)

The world’s top oil-producing countries: Saudi Arabia

Thanks in no small part to its oil industry, Saudi Arabia has the largest economy of any Arab country. Its 268 billion barrels of proven oil reserves were the largest in the world until Venezuela updated its proven reserves in (more…)

The world’s top oil-producing countries: USA

The United States may be the world’s largest consumer of oil, but it’s also the world’s third biggest producer at almost nine million barrels a day, a figure surpassed only by Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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The world’s top oil-producing countries: Iraq

Iraq may be best known for its turbulent past over recent decades, but it has a huge amount of mineral wealth beneath its surface.

The Middle Eastern country is (more…)

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