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Top Oil Producing Countries Quiz

We have a list of the top 20 countries in terms of oil production. How many can you name?
For 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration
Quiz by Quizmaster
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First submittedMarch 14, 2012
Last updatedMay 8, 2019
Times taken73,733
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Barrels / Day
Country
11.0 mil
United States
10.8 mil
Russia
10.4 mil
Saudi Arabia
4.61 mil
Iraq
4.26 mil
Canada
4.25 mil
Iran
3.77 mil
China
3.22 mil
United Arab Emirates
2.81 mil
Kuwait
2.59 mil
Brazil
Barrels / Day
Country
1.99 mil
Nigeria
1.86 mil
Kazakhstan
1.85 mil
Mexico
1.59 mil
Angola
1.52 mil
Norway
1.48 mil
Venezuela
1.46 mil
Qatar
1.26 mil
Algeria
1.04 mil
Libya
1.00 mil
United Kingdom
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level 43
Jul 13, 2013
Great Quiz, The United Kingdom produces far more oil that I would have expected
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level 25
Jul 24, 2013
All thanks to the North Sea
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level 36
Dec 10, 2014
Though the North Sea is gradually running out of oil.
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level 67
Apr 22, 2015
Everywhere is running out of oil
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level ∞
Sep 23, 2015
The UK is now #23 and off the list.
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2017
And now back on!
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level 66
Sep 16, 2017
Quizmaster, I like your infinite level.
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level 47
Feb 10, 2018
Brazil is blowing oil, Malbaby
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level 38
Oct 11, 2016
Excuse me, I don't see the United Kingdom anywhere in this quiz!
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level 62
May 20, 2017
Maybe if you looked at the dates the comments were made, you'd understand it better.
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level 44
Oct 22, 2017
foolish mortals who have so much trust in confidence put into the UK
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level 76
Jul 23, 2013
Got everything except forgot Algeria for some reason. Have lived in two of the top 3.
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level 20
Oct 30, 2014
Which 2?
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level 36
Dec 10, 2014
The US and Saudi Arabia
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level 73
Sep 24, 2015
Pretty sad when the original commenter comments the same stuff on so many quizzes, other commenters know what countries that they have lived in.
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level 61
Sep 24, 2015
It's called marketing. Whether you want to hear it or not, you still know it!
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level 76
Sep 24, 2015
@buck.. I know you're American. I know which region of which country ander lives in, that OzChris is Australian, and that drunkengandalf lives a block away from Marie Curie's lead-lined casket in Paris. I've got some pretty strong suspicions about QuizMaster's precise location in the USA. Does all this make you sad?
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level 55
Jun 27, 2016
@kalbahamut: doesn't quiz-master live in Seattle? That's what it says on the about us page.
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level 79
Jun 28, 2016
Pretty sad when people get butthurt over a little banter on the interwebz.
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level 34
Jul 7, 2016
Pretty sad that people still use words like "banter" and "interwebz" in 2016
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level 76
Jul 7, 2016
Banter is not being used anymore?
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level 53
Aug 26, 2016
Don't listen, banter and interwebz are fine words, and in use.
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level 46
Jun 25, 2019
Not interwebz. Down with interwebz.
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level 72
Jun 25, 2019
I like that people still use the terms banter and butthurt.
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level 76
Jun 25, 2019
I like banter but the other term needs to be retired roughly 20 years ago.
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level 66
Sep 16, 2017
I missed Kazakhstan... got Norway though with 30 seconds left.
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level 45
Sep 16, 2017
Wait, there's a quiz on kalbahamut's quizzes? This is awesome. What's the name of it??
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level 76
Jul 8, 2018
I think that cosmokim deleted the quiz that she had made, but if you're that interested in me here's a quiz I made about myself.
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level 44
Jul 23, 2013
19/20. Somehow I was able to think of Azerbaijan but not Qatar.
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level 32
Jul 23, 2013
Maybe not the root of all evil, but yeah...
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level 76
Jul 24, 2013
tribalism gets my vote. An argument can be made for greed, but IMO not a very good one. A lack of empathy is another strong contender, but tribalism breeds that more than anything else. Money and oil are much further down the list, I think.
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level 32
Jul 24, 2013
One of my favourites would be lack of resistance against unconfortable up to evil issues = apathy
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level 76
Jul 8, 2018
I think that while apathy allows evil to fester, it's not the source cause of it.
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level 24
Jul 25, 2013
100% great one
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level 32
Dec 31, 2013
I would have thought that Oman would have had more oil.
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level 54
Jan 16, 2014
Yeah, none of the ones that are there really surprise me, but I really would have expected Oman to be there. Iran too, although that's probably the sanctions.
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level 76
Feb 15, 2015
Bahrain was the first Gulf country to develop it's oilfields and they're basically all used up now. That's why they're not here. Oman's oil fields were never as impressive as those of some of their neighbors, and they were developed later than most of their neighbors, but they still produce 900,000 b/d, just behind Azerbaijan. I was most surprised to not see Indonesia on the list, they're even close to Azerbaijan with 982,000 b/d.

P.S. Colombia has recently joined the top 20. Pushing Azerbaijan off.
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level 34
Jul 7, 2016
I was surprised by Indonesia and Oman
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level 48
Feb 24, 2014
Is it legal that I didn't get russia, but I yet got azerbaijan?
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level 44
Apr 5, 2014
I'm afraid not. It is expressly prohibit under US Federal Code 4569.152. Please wait there, and the FBI will be there shortly. Thank you for your cooperation.
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level 36
Dec 10, 2014
It wouldn't be the FBI, it'd be the FSB
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level 79
Jul 15, 2017
The FBI/FSB comment seems less funny in the world of 2017...
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level 76
Feb 15, 2015
There's probably also some toothless UN resolution against it.
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level 35
Mar 6, 2014
Norway and Angola!
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level 71
Mar 12, 2014
Looking at the letters on my keyboard trying in vain to get 100%...I obviously skipped "K" because the only two I missed were Kuwait & Kazakhstan.
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level 44
Apr 5, 2014
I know what you mean. ONE DAY I will take a quiz, with three seconds left, will try "bob," and that will be a correct answer.
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level 38
Jun 5, 2014
I forgot the US. Go ahead and laugh at me.
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level 20
Oct 30, 2014
ha
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level 34
Jul 7, 2016
haha
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level 62
May 20, 2017
Hahaha
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level 33
Jun 1, 2017
öhöhöhöhö
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level 34
Jun 16, 2014
20/20 0.01 left.. that was close xD
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level 65
May 24, 2018
Wow, that always feels great. I got this one with only 0:09....was going back through the Middle East seeing if I'd missed something since I'd already typed in so many guesses. I hate when I mentally go through a region in my head and forget a country like that.
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level 48
Jul 21, 2014
I'm that kind of person who gets Angola and Azerbaijan but misses UAE...........
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level 18
Nov 26, 2014
i got so lucky on this one, 100% with 3:04 left. got them all first time, wow...
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level 65
Jan 30, 2015
Damn it, I named all the Central Asian countries except Kazakhstan. Missed Angola, too. Not bad though.
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level 61
Feb 20, 2015
Azerbaijan, huh? It's amazing that the Baku oil fields still haven't run dry. No wonder Hitler wanted to capture them!
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level 54
Sep 24, 2015
FYI the correct translation from latin is not money is the root of all evil, but THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL.
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level 70
Sep 24, 2015
The Love of Evil is the Root of all Money.
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level 58
Sep 24, 2015
Love Money is the Evil Root.
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level 78
Sep 16, 2017
Evil the Root, Money is Love. - Yoda
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level 65
Sep 24, 2015
Tried two of the Nordic countries, but not the correct one.
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level 32
Sep 25, 2015
15/20
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level 61
Sep 25, 2015
missed Angola, Kazakhstan, and Norway
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level 19
Sep 26, 2015
Doesn't mean they have the most
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level 38
Oct 10, 2016
17/20. kicking myself for not getting qatar...
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level 46
Oct 11, 2016
You should use the CIA world fact book instead of Wikipedia
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level 62
May 20, 2017
You do know that the Wikipedia article uses the CIA World Factbook as its source for this topic, right?
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level 56
Jun 9, 2017
Got Angola, missed Brazil
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level 60
Sep 16, 2017
Interesting! I made the same quiz about a month ago using the information published by the U.S. Govt. Energy Information Administration. Whilst the 2016 Top 20 named the same countries, the order & data are considerably different, especially for USA and Russia. The only partial explanation I can give is that EIA data include "gas liquids", and maybe CIA do not. Any experts got any ideas?
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level 64
Sep 16, 2017
2.00 ml is what I could get from drilling for oil in my garden. And I don't even have a garden. I think you meant to type 2.00 mil.
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level ∞
Sep 16, 2017
Fixed :)
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level 54
Sep 16, 2017
Didn't enter Qatar b/c I thought I heard they had no oil and lots of natural gas. I guess it's comparatively little oil
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level 26
Sep 17, 2017
I forgot Norway. :(
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level 54
Sep 19, 2017
Missed it by a second - was typing in a country as time ran out, and it appears that country was the only one I was still missing (Nigeria)
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level 27
Feb 14, 2018
Got Algeria. Forgot Venezuela.
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level 79
May 9, 2019
Forget Venezuela!
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level 67
Jun 25, 2019
Its the love of money
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level 38
Jun 26, 2019
Very enlightening. Guessed the Persian Gulf countries, as the top producers, followed by Venezuela and Brazil. Would never have guessed the USA as #1. (So, then what was the great gasoline crisis in the '70s/early /80s all about?).
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level 76
Jun 30, 2019
The USA was the #1 oil producer and oil exporter in the world back in the 1800s when Pennsylvania became the site of the first modern oil well in history. But it wouldn't take long before American oil consumption would eclipse its oil production and it then became a net energy importer. As American energy production was stymied somewhat by environmental regulations which began in the mid 20th century, and by cheaper sources of oil coming from overseas, the country became very dependent on Middle East oil which is why the Saudi oil embargo of '73 and the disruption of oil flow following the '79 Iranian revolution both created an oil shock. Partially in response to this recognition of dependence and vulnerability, and partially due to decades of work by Republicans to dismantle environmental protections in the US and enrich their patrons in the oil industry, oil production in the US has seen a dramatic increase lately. But they still use more than they produce.
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level 76
Jun 30, 2019
and, given this irresponsibly short-sighted and environmentally-reckless increase in American oil production, and the fact that US oil reserves are considerably smaller than those of Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and many other countries, the end result of this is going to be that the US runs out of oil pretty soon and then they're going to be in an even worse position than they were in in the 70s. All this talk about increasing oil production for the sake of American security is such BS. They are doing the exact opposite, putting the US in a position where it is going to be entirely dependent on others, all to line the pockets of the Koch brothers and the Cheneys. To say nothing of the environmental catastrophe that putting that much carbon into the atmosphere will lead to.