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Libya, Congo, Algeria….Who has the best oil in Africa ?

By Achraf Tijani
Posted on Thursday, 26 August 2021 14:08

A view shows Ras Lanuf Oil and Gas Company in Ras Lanuf, Libya August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

Several types of oil exist in Africa. Crude oil is considered to be of good quality when it has a low sulphur content – less than 0.5% of its total weight – and a low density...and the continent has plenty of this.

According to the BP Annual Statistical Review of Energy, published in July 2021, the continent produced 7.8% of the global supply of oil. The review does not only cover black gold, but also the continent’s natural gas and coal resources.

It is also looking ahead to the future, giving exact figures for renewable energy production such as solar, wind and biofuels. However, oil remains the most widely used energy source in the world. We’ve reviewed the countries claiming to have the best raw materials buried in their soil.

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