Oil Export Dependent Countries

Try to name the countries where at least 50% of their exports consist of oil, gas, and petroleum products.
For the year 2021 or latest available year. Source
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Last updated: August 9, 2022
First submittedJune 7, 2017
Times taken34,300
Average score64.0%
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Country
98.7
South Sudan
96.9
Iraq
96.1
Libya
94.1
Angola
92.4
Chad
91.8
Kuwait
91.8
East Timor
89.9
Equatorial Guinea
89.1
Nigeria
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Country
88.4
Azerbaijan
88.3
Algeria
85.0
Qatar
78.7
Brunei
77.0
Saudi Arabia
72.1
Oman
69.1
Guyana
67.5
Venezuela
%
Country
66.9
Norway
64.7
Yemen
63.7
Gabon
59.6
Turkmenistan
58.2
Cameroon
55.1
Rep. of the Congo
53.4
Iran
52.2
United Arab Emirates
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2017
Hmm. Why did I read "export" as import?
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Level 85
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 50
Oct 5, 2017
Gah... Scandinavia.
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Level 73
Sep 18, 2020
Do you mean Norway?
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Level 55
Jul 7, 2019
Wtf i forgot norway and i live in it. Good lord help me
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Level 66
Aug 9, 2022
Username checks out
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Level 82
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 75
Jul 31, 2019
As long as the pipelines remain intact then yes..
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Level 72
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 68
Feb 7, 2022
Very ingenuous of you to assume these "unrest" has nothing to do with who controls the pipelines. That's why they are spared: whoever wins will need them working just fine.
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Level 74
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 70
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 84
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 84
Nov 22, 2019
Was Qatar not on the list before? They're on now.
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Level 66
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 65
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 74
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 39
Mar 20, 2020
Got 100% on my 1st try
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Level 69
Nov 9, 2020
Got all but one- forgot Saudi Arabia. XD
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Level 70
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.
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Level 68
Feb 7, 2022
Pretty sad how you just have to think about civil wars to get most of the countries here. Greed over oil is a real problem for the last decades (and even centuries).
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Level 42
Sep 20, 2022
Basically it's the Middle East + countries in conflict + Gabon.
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Level 87
Sep 20, 2022
And Norway.