Special Report

15 Countries That Control the World's Oil

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5. Iraq
> Proved oil reserves: 143 billion barrels
> Proved oil reserves, share of total: 8.4%
> 2015 oil production: 4,031,000 barrels
> 2015 GDP per capita: $16,502
> 2015 oil exports as % of GDP: 64.9%

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4. Iran
> Proved oil reserves: 158 billion barrels
> Proved oil reserves, share of total: 9.3%
> 2015 oil production: 3,920,000 barrels
> 2015 GDP per capita: $16,954
> 2015 oil exports as % of GDP: 12.0%

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3. Canada
> Proved oil reserves: 172 billion barrels
> Proved oil reserves, share of total: 10.1%
> 2015 oil production: 4,385,000 barrels
> 2015 GDP per capita: $45,702
> 2015 oil exports as % of GDP: 6.8%

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2. Saudi Arabia
> Proved oil reserves: 267 billion barrels
> Proved oil reserves, share of total: 15.7%
> 2015 oil production: 12,014,000 barrels
> 2015 GDP per capita: $54,949
> 2015 oil exports as % of GDP: 43.8%

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1. Venezuela
> Proved oil reserves: 301 billion barrels
> Proved oil reserves, share of total: 17.7%
> 2015 oil production: 2,626,000 barrels
> 2015 GDP per capita: $16,784
> 2015 oil exports as % of GDP: 21.5%

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