Oil vs. the World

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The largest international oil companies reap huge revenues and earn billions of dollars in profits, but many of the countries where they get their oil are among the world's poorest. The chart below highlights these stark differences in wealth. Select countries and companies to make individual comparisons.

Regulators in the U.S. and Europe are developing rules for companies to make public the payments they make to governments, disclosures that can foster economic development in oil-rich nations. Revenue Watch and our partners are working to help governments and companies understand the power of disclosure to reduce corruption and increase political and economic stability.

            All GDP data is for 2010, except Libya, 2009 (World Bank). All company data is for 2011 (company reports).        Design by Chris Rosenthal