The island state of Bahrain announced the discovery of the largest shale oil field of 80 billion barrels. This is reported by the BBC.
According to OPEC, all Russian proven deposits also contain 80 billion barrels of oil. However, it is not yet known how much oil can be extracted from the Bahrain field, since shale oil is considered difficult to recover. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Russia contains 107 billion barrels of oil, including hard-to-digest.
In addition to oil, the Bahrain field contains between 280 billion and 560 billion cubic meters of natural gas. The fields will be developed in the next 5 years.
The population of Bahrain is 1.3 million people, and the total area of the state is 766 square kilometers.