Africa already has a long list of oil producing countries. According to data from the EIA, 15 African countries exported oil in 2010, namely Nigeria, Angola, Libya, Algeria, Sudan (note that this was before the secession of South Sudan), Equatorial Guinea, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Chad, Egypt, Tunisia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC), and Mauritania. The continent as a whole produces significantly more oil than it consumes. Therefore, the region is a net exporter of oil. The vast majority of these exports are in the form of crude oil.