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The oil kings of the world are not who you might think

Lovemoney Logo By Daniel Coughlin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 31: Think major oil-producing nations, and the usual suspects in the Middle East probably spring to mind. Yet countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia make up only half of the global top 10 and the nation that pumps out the most barrels of the black stuff a day may surprise you. Counting down from the 30th largest producer to the world leader, we reveal which countries really produce the most petroleum, based on the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The nations leading the world in petroleum production

Think major oil-producing nations, and the usual suspects in the Middle East probably spring to mind. Yet countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia make up only half of the global top 10 and the nation that pumps out the most barrels of the black stuff a day may surprise you. Counting down from the 30th largest producer to the world leader, we reveal which countries really produce the most petroleum, based on the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
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