Top 20 Oil producing countries

A recent list from the AP reveals the top 20 oil-producing countries (in barrels per day), according to 2009 statistics by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

In light of recent oil spills, lawsuits, and environmental damage, it is debatable whether these statistics are something to be proud of, or if they merely further point at the urgency with which we need to pursue alternative forms of energy.

Check out the top 20 oil-producing countries below. Do any on the list surprise you? (source: IndexMundial)

1 Russia 10,120,000  
2 Saudi Arabia 9,764,000  
3 United States 9,056,000  
4 Iran 4,172,000  
5 China 3,991,000  
6 Canada 3,289,000  
7 Mexico 3,001,000  
8 United Arab Emirates 2,798,000  
9 Brazil 2,572,000  
10 Kuwait 2,494,000  
11 Venezuela 2,472,000  
12 Iraq 2,399,000  
13 Norway 2,350,000  
14 Nigeria 2,211,000  
15 Algeria 2,125,000  
16 Angola 1,948,000  
17 Libya 1,790,000  
18 Kazakhstan 1,540,000  
19 United Kingdom 1,502,000  
20 Qatar 1,213,000  

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