Oil Export Dependent Countries

Name the countries whose exports are at least 60% oil and natural gas.
For the year 2018. In USD. Source
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Last updated: August 1, 2019
First submittedJune 7, 2017
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Country
98.2
Iraq
95.7
Libya
95.6
South Sudan
94.3
Algeria
94.1
Nigeria
92.4
Angola
91.9
Azerbaijan
91.5
Turkmenistan
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Country
91.0
Brunei
90.9
Kuwait
87.6
Chad
87.5
Qatar
87.0
Equatorial Guinea
85.9
Venezuela
78.6
Saudi Arabia
%
Country
73.4
Oman
72.0
Rep. of the Congo
70.1
Kazakhstan
68.7
Iran
65.3
Gabon
63.5
Yemen
62.2
Norway
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Level 73
Jun 13, 2017
Bit of a mis-nomer here for me. When I think "oil dependent" I guess I think of it as a dependency on oil imports. Not necessarily countries whose economy hinges on oil exports. I was going to start guessing countries who import a ton of oil, but then saw the picture and knew I was wrong...then I read the instructions. Maybe I should read the instructions first.
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Level 78
Oct 5, 2017
I thought the same thing when I first read the title. I thought it would be countries who are most dependent on other countries for their oil. Good thing I read the directions for once.
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Level ∞
Aug 10, 2019
Changed to "Oil Export Dependent"
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2017
Hmm. Why did I read "export" as import?
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Level 80
Sep 22, 2017
Imagine when oil reserves are depleted and there is no more oil for them.. Most of these countries will be broke!
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Level 59
Nov 22, 2019
Many of them are anyway. Nigeria, I am looking at you.
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Level 51
Oct 5, 2017
Gah... Scandinavia.
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Level 71
Sep 18, 2020
Do you mean Norway?
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Level 53
Jul 7, 2019
Wtf i forgot norway and i live in it. Good lord help me
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Level 79
Jul 31, 2019
Iraq, Libya, South Sudan. All areas with recent civil war, and all at the top of the list. I assume that oil is one of the easier things to keep exporting during periods of unrest.
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Level 71
Jul 31, 2019
As long as the pipelines remain intact then yes..
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Level 70
Aug 5, 2019
Deferred or improper maintenance catches up to you pretty quickly, though; look at the downward spiral of Venezuela's oil industry.
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Level 72
Jul 31, 2019
Surprised not to see Bahrain and Qatar (and possibly UAE) on there. What else do they sell?
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Level 66
Jul 31, 2019
Qatar is on here, but no Bahrain. I was also curious about why there wasn't UAE.
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Level 81
Jul 31, 2019
The UAE exports a lot of gold, diamonds, minerals and other raw and scrap materials, some electronics, some agricultural products, and a lot of other stuff. Their economy is a lot more diverse than other Gulf countries. Bahrain doesn't export much of anything - some aluminum and textiles and a few other products. Their total exports are a small fraction of the UAE's, but their oil reserves have been pretty well depleted at this point. That's the main reason Bahrain doesn't show up.
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Level 81
Nov 22, 2019
Was Qatar not on the list before? They're on now.
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Level 68
Aug 1, 2019
Could you allow the usual type-ins for Congo and maybe change the answer to clarify which Congo it is?
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Level ∞
Aug 1, 2019
Fixed
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Level 66
Aug 2, 2019
I typed in Nigeria as a wild guess and I had no idea they were so dependent on hydrocarbons.
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Level 73
Mar 5, 2020
I heard somewhere that 94% of Nigeria's GNP came from internet ventures. Oh wait, that was the Onion.
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Level 37
Mar 20, 2020
Got 100% on my 1st try
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Level 64
Nov 9, 2020
Got all but one- forgot Saudi Arabia. XD
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Level 66
Jan 3, 2021
Some of these countries are somewhat concerning, especially Nigeria. While it isn't the poorest country on this list, it's by far the biggest population-wise, and still growing. While I really want fossil fuels to be phased out as soon as possible, it's also probably important to have a conversation about how to do so in a way that gives many of these countries enough time to transition away from the oil industry and diversify.