List of countries by natural gas production

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Natural gas extraction by countries in cubic meters per year.
Trends in the five countries with largest production of natural gas (data from US Energy Information Administration

This is a list of countries by natural gas production mostly based on The World Factbook.[1]

As measured by the International Energy Agency, the top 10 natural gas producers in 2012 were (66.7% of total) (bcm): 1) United States 677 (20.0%), 2) Russia 651 (19.2%), 3) Canada 160 (4.7%), 4) Qatar 151 (4.5%), 5) Iran 149 (4.4%), 6) Norway 106 (3.1%), 7) China 103 (3.0%), 8) Saudi Arabia 92 (2.7%), 9) Indonesia 92 (2.7%), 10) Netherlands 81 (2.4%) and World 3 388 (100%).[2]

Production trends[edit]

In 2009, world production of natural gas was cut down by 2.8%.[3] Different trends were noticed among largest gas producers. The US became the world's largest gas producer in 2009, exceeding Russian volumes.[4]

In 2010, Russia returned to first place.[5] Its production increased by 4.4% and balanced a shrinking output in the European countries (-9%, despite increasing outputs in Norway and the Netherlands). The OECD thus posted a slight growth of 0.1% in 2009. Conversely, gas production in Russia was scaled down by 12% while Algeria experienced a substantial decline in its production (-6%). In the Middle East, gas production development slowed down and grew at a slower pace than the previous year (4% from 7% in 2008).

Natural gas production[edit]

The data in the following table comes from The World Factbook.[6]


RankCountryContinentAnnual natural gas production (m³)Date of
information
 World4,359,000,000,0002010 est.
1 United StatesNorth America681,400,000,0002012 est.
2 RussiaEurasia669,700,000,0002013 est.
 European Union164,600,000,0002012 est.
3 IranAsia162,600,000,0002012 est.
4 CanadaNorth America143,100,000,0002012 est.
5 QatarAsia133,200,000,0002011 est.
6 NorwayEurope114,700,000,0002012 est.
7 ChinaAsia107,200,000,0002012 est.
8 Saudi ArabiaAsia103,200,000,0002012 est.
9 AlgeriaAfrica82,760,000,0002011 est.
10 NetherlandsEurope80,780,000,0002012 est.
11 IndonesiaAsia76,250,000,0002011 est.
12 MalaysiaAsia61,730,000,0002011 est.
13 UzbekistanAsia62,900,000,0002012 est.
14 EgyptAfrica61,260,000,0002011 est.
15 TurkmenistanAsia64,400,000,0002012 est.
16 MexicoNorth America53,960,000,0002012 est.
17 United Arab EmiratesAsia52,310,000,0002011 est.
18 BoliviaSouth America48,970,000,0002012 est.
19 AustraliaOceania48,240,000,0002012 est.
20 United KingdomEurope40,990,000,0002012 est.
21 Trinidad and TobagoCaribbean40,600,000,0002011 est.
22 IndiaAsia40,380,000,0002012 est.
23 PakistanAsia39,150,000,0002011 est.
24 ArgentinaSouth America38,770,000,0002011 est.
25 ThailandAsia36,990,000,0002011 est.
26 OmanAsia35,940,000,0002012 est.
27 PeruSouth America32,400,000,0002012 est.
28 NigeriaAfrica31,360,000,0002011 est.
29 VenezuelaSouth America25,280,000,0002012 est.
30 KazakhstanAsia20,200,000,0002011 est.
31 BangladeshAsia20,110,000,0002011 est.
32 UkraineEurope19,800,000,0002011 est.
33 AzerbaijanAsia17,860,000,0002011 est.
34 BrazilSouth America17,030,000,0002012 est.
35 KuwaitAsia13,530,000,0002011 est.
36 BahrainAsia12,620,000,0002011 est.
37 BruneiAsia12,440,000,0002011 est.
38 GermanyEurope9,000,000,0002012 est.
39 MyanmarAsia11,910,000,0002011 est.
40 ColombiaSouth America10,950,000,0002011 est.
41 RomaniaEurope10,610,000,0002011 est.
42 YemenAsia9,620,000,0002011 est.
43 VietnamAsia9,300,000,0002012 est.
44 ItalyEurope7,800,000,0002012 est.
45 SyriaAsia7,870,000,0002011 est.
46 LibyaAfrica7,855,000,0002011 est.
47 Equatorial GuineaAfrica6,880,000,0002011 est.
48 DenmarkEurope6,412,000,0002012 est.
49 PolandEurope6,193,000,0002012 est.
50 PortugalEurope4,904,000,0002012 est.
51 New ZealandOceania4,590,000,0002012 est.
52 PhilippinesAsia3,910,000,0002012 est.
53 MozambiqueAfrica3,820,000,0002011 est.
54 JapanAsia3,273,000,0002012 est.
55 IsraelAsia6,860,000,0002013 est.
56 HungaryEurope2,462,000,0002012 est.
57 TunisiaAfrica1,930,000,0002011 est.
58 AustriaEurope1,906,000,0002012 est.
59 CroatiaEurope1,863,000,0002013 est.
60 Cote d'IvoireAfrica1,500,000,0002011 est.
61 South AfricaAfrica1,280,000,0002011 est.
62 ChileSouth America1,144,000,0002012 est.
63 CubaCaribbean1,030,000,0002012 est.
64 Congo, Republic of theAfrica946,000,0002012 est.
65 IraqAsia880,000,0002011 est.
66 TanzaniaAfrica860,000,0002011 est.
67 AngolaAfrica752,000,0002011 est.
68 TurkeyEurope632,000,0002012 est.
69 SerbiaEurope484,700,0002013 est.
70 FranceEurope508,000,0002012 est.
71 South KoreaAsia424,900,0002012 est.
72 BulgariaEurope410,000,0002011 est.
73 IrelandEurope373,000,0002012 est.
74 TaiwanAsia330,200,0002011 est.
75 EcuadorSouth America240,000,0002011 est.
76 JordanAsia230,000,0002011 est.
77 BelarusEurope220,000,0002011 est.
78 Czech RepublicEurope200,000,0002012 est.
79 CameroonAfrica150,000,0002011 est.
80 AfghanistanAsia140,000,0002011 est.
81 SlovakiaEurope105,000,0002012 est.
82 Papua New GuineaOceania100,000,0002011 est.
83 GabonAfrica70,000,0002011 est.
84 SpainEurope61,000,0002012 est.
85 MoroccoAfrica60,000,0002011 est.
86 GhanaAfrica50,000,0002010 est.
87 TajikistanAsia3,928,0002013 est.
88 BarbadosCaribbean20,000,0002010 est.
89 SenegalAfrica20,000,0002011 est.
90 KyrgyzstanAsia10,000,0002011 est.
91 AlbaniaEurope10,000,0002011 est.
92 GeorgiaEurope9,151,0002012 est.
93 GreeceEurope6,000,0002011 est.
94 SloveniaEurope2,000,0002011 est.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CIA. The World Factbook. Natural gas - production.
  2. ^ Key world statistics 2012 IEA
  3. ^ Enerdata Statistical Yearbook Publication-April 2010.
  4. ^ Statistical Yearbook 2010. Enerdata Publications.
  5. ^ World natural gas production in 2010 — Global Energy Statistical Yearbook 2011: Enerdata, 2011
  6. ^ CIA. The World Factbook. Natural gas - production.


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