Distribution of non-renewable energy reserves by region 2010-2018

This statistic displays the distribution of selected non-renewable energy resources worldwide from 2010 to 2018, by region. In 2018, Australasia accounted for a 26 percent share of all non-renewable energy reserves worldwide.

Regional distribution of selected non-renewable energy reserves from 2010 to 2018

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Commonwealth of Independent States.
Selected non-renewables include: crude oil (conventional and non-conventional), natural gas (conventional and non-conventional), coal (hard coal and lignite), and uranium.
BGR stands for "Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe" (German Federal Institute for Geological Sciences and Commodities).
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.
Percentage points exceeding 100 percent are likely due to rounding.
The figures are based upon existing energy reserves, which are listed in exajoule (EJ) by the source.
The source distinguishes between "reserves" and "resources" as follows: Reserves: Quantities of energy sources which were accurately recorded and can be commercially extracted using current technologies. Resources: Quantities of energy sources which are either proved but currently not commercially recoverable or expected (on the basis of geological indicators) and can be verified by exploration.
* The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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