Highest Oil-Producing Countries In Africa 2011

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This entry is the total oil produced in barrels per day (bbl/day) as of January 1, 2011. The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.

#1. Nigeria

Barrels per day: 2,211,000

Nigeria produces 2.2 million gallons of oil per day, placing them 12th among producers. But they are the 4th biggest exporter, exporting 2.1 million barrels each day. Much controversy has surrounded oil production in Nigeria. Most recently Royal Dutch Shell is on the defensive following a $100 million fine imposed by a Nigerian court for a 1970 oil spill. Also, past reports show that militants have attacked pipelines and kidnapped oil employees, cutting into Nigeria’s oil production. Last year, a military attack in Nigeria’s Oil Delta killed up to 150 people.

#2. Algeria

Barrels per day: 2,125,000

Algeria produces 2.1 million barrels of oil daily. In 2010, Algeria’s president fired the CEO and top managers of the state-owned oil firm Sonatrach following a corruption scandal.

#3. Angola

Barrels per day: 1,948,000

Angola produces 1.9 million barrels of oil daily, and export 1.8 million barrels, placing them at #7 on the world’s list of exporters.

#4. Libya

Barrels per day: 1,790,000
Libya produces 1.7 million barrels of oil per day, while exporting 1.2 million barrels daily. As violence in Libya currently escalates, the price of oil has skyrocketed.

#5. Egypt

Barrels per day: 680,500

#6. Sudan

Barrels per day: 486,700

#7. Equatorial Guinea

Barrels per day: 346,000

#8. Republic of Congo

Barrels per day: 274,400

#9. Gabon

Barrels per day: 241,700

#10. South Africa

Barrels per day: 191,000

#11. Chad

Barrels per day: 115,000

#12. Tunisia

Barrels per day: 91,380

#13. Cameroon

Barrels per day: 77,310

#14. Cote d’Ivoire

Barrels per day: 58,950

#15. Democratic Republic of Congo

Barrels per day: 16,360

#16. Ghana

Barrels per day: 7,081

#17. Morocco

Barrels per day: 4,053


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Highest Oil-Producing Countries In Africa 2011