The Greater Middle East adds up to more than 30 countries. Only a few of those have significant oil reserves and produce oil enough to slake their energy needs and export oil as well. Several have minor oil reserves. Below is a list of oil-dry countries, followed, below the break, by a table ranking the Middle East's oil-rich countries according to known oil reserves:
The Oil-Dry Nations of the Greater Middle East:
The Mideast's Oil Produces, by Known Reserves
(billions of barrels)
|5||United Arab Emirates||97.8|
|Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Oil & Gas Journal; 2007 figures.|
Note: The figures above represent the rankings of oil reserves only in the Middle East. For perspective, see the rankings of the world's top oil producers.