Egypt came among the most African countries producing crude oil during 2021, according to a report published by the American “Business Insider” website.
The site said that for many years, crude oil has been a major driver of revenue for most African countries and across the continent. Crude oil deposits are abundant.
A report issued by “Statista” said that the proven crude oil reserves on the continent amounted to 125.3 billion barrels in 2021 alone, and that the following countries have the largest reserves: Libya, Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, Sudan, Egypt, Congo-Brazzaville, Uganda, Gabon and Chad.
These are the 10 African countries that produced the most crude oil in 2021:
1- Nigeria: It was the largest producer of crude oil in 2021, and Nigeria’s average daily crude production was 1.27 million barrels.
2- Libya: it produced an average of 1.21 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2021.
3- Angola: produced 1.11 million barrels of crude oil per day.
4- Algeria: it produced an average of 959,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
5- Egypt: it produced 559,000 barrels per day.
6- Republic of the Congo: This country’s production in 2021 reached an average daily amount of 253,000 barrels.
7- Gabon: Gabon’s production averaged 188 thousand per day.
8- Ghana: The crude oil production of this West African country in 2021 amounted to 176,000 barrels.
9- Guinea: The average daily production of this country is 71 thousand barrels.
10- Chad: its production reached 70 thousand barrels per day.