Top 20 Oil-Producing Countries (PHOTOS)

02/22/2011 02:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A recent list from the AP reveals the top 20 oil-producing countries (in barrels per day), according to 2009 statistics by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

In light of recent oil spills, lawsuits, and environmental damage, it is debatable whether these statistics are something to be proud of, or if they merely further point at the urgency with which we need to pursue alternative forms of energy.

Check out the top 20 oil-producing countries below. Do any on the list surprise you?

Top 20 Oil Producing Countries

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