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  Australia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates




Geography - Natural Resources



Australia is the world’s leading coal exporter. It also contains large deposits of natural gas, and has the world’s largest known supply of uranium. It also is a significant exporter of bauxite, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, and diamonds.

Kuwait contains 99.0 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, or roughly 8 percent of the world's total oil reserves.

Qatar contains the third largest natural gas reserves and the largest non-associated gas field in the world. Qatar is also emerging as a major exporter of liquefied natural gas.


The United Arab Emirates is important to world energy markets because it contains nearly 10 percent, of the world's proven oil reserves. The UAE also holds the world's fifth-largest natural gas reserves and exports significant amounts of liquefied natural gas.