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The U.S. Energy Information Administration issued a report in June 2013 assessing 147 shale formations in 42 countries.

Based on the report, here are the top ten countries with technically recoverable shale oil.

The number of estimated recoverable barrels of oil in billions follows the country name:

1. Russia 75

2 U.S. 58

3 China 32

4 Argentina 27

5 Libya 26

6 Venezuela 13

7 Mexico 13

8 Pakistan 9

9 Canada 9

10 Indonesia 8