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Africa’s 3rd largest oil producer? 16, July 2009

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Africa.
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Equtorial Guniea

Well, according to Foreign Policy magazine, it’s Equatorial Guinea. Yet, the BP Annual Statistical Review of World Energy – the most authoritative and comprehensive set of statistics published – disagrees quite significantly:

Oil production (thousand barrels per day) 2008

Nigeria 2170
Algeria 1993
Angola 1875
Libya 1846
Egypt 722
Sudan 480
Equatorial Guinea 361
Rep. of Congo (Brazzaville) 249
Gabon 235
Chad 127
Tunisia 89
Cameroon 84

However, this doesn’t detract from the main thrust of the FP article which places Equatorial Guinea as the 3rd least free place on earth, behind North Korea and Burma (Myanmar).

If you aren’t depressed enough by that story, they’ve got an excellent article with innovative, intuitive and informative graphics analyzing this year’s most failed states along side some excellent photography.