Most Cautiously Posted Charts – But TOO Interesting NOT to post – Worlds Biggest Oil Reserves all in One Chart AND Renewable’s Chase for Replacement

With a lot of followers/clients being Oil Experts due to long careers in the Oil Industry (For the record we find the industry wildly interesting!) we are welcoming the feedback as we make the following charts and stats available….

We did not make the chart, our friends at and the World CIA Facebook (an interesting resource topic for another discussion) are the creators of this one:

Oil Reserves by Chart Size

Here are the actual statistics in legend format –

Rank Country Oil Reserves (Barrels)
#1 🇻🇪 Venezuela 300.9 billion
#2 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia 266.5 billion
#3 🇨🇦 Canada 169.7 billion
#4 🇮🇷 Iran 158.4 billion
#5 🇮🇶 Iraq 142.5 billion
#6 🇰🇼 Kuwait 101.5 billion
#7 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates 97.8 billion
#8 🇷🇺 Russia 80.0 billion
#9 🇱🇾 Libya 48.4 billion
#10 🇳🇬 Nigeria 37.1 billion
#11 🇺🇸 United States 36.5 billion
#12 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan 30.0 billion
#13 🇨🇳 China 25.6 billion
#14 🇶🇦 Qatar 25.2 billion
#15 🇧🇷 Brazil 12.7 billion


Interesting comments – read between the lines on long term Oil usage…

“There’s little doubt that renewable energy sources will play a strategic role in powering the global economy of the future.
But for now, crude oil is still the undisputed heavyweight champion of the energy world.
In 2018, we consumed more oil than any prior year in history – about 99.3 million barrels per day on a global basis. This number is projected to rise again in 2019 to 100.8 million barrels per day.”

This from an interesting chart, at Visual Capitalist

While headlines as recent as five years ago predicted the end of oil reserves from depletion, the belief now by the smart folks, is that we will move from Oil to renewable long before we run out of oil, making for very interesting company pivots in the future.

Could an insert your favorite energy company be the leader in some type of renewable energy resource?  Not beyond the realm of a reasonable doubt if their long term viability is dependent!

Things we are constantly thinking of for opportunities and loss avoidance!

Hat tip JP!

Have a Great “Energy Informed” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.

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