Which Country Produces the Most Dry Natural Gas?

Dry Natural Gas Production (bil cb ft), 2015
Oil & Gas | December 25, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 97 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in dry natural gas production with 27,059 bil cb ft followed by Russia and Iran. On the other end of the scale was Slovenia with 0.106 bil cb ft, Greece with 0.141 bil cb ft and Luxembourg with 0.212 bil cb ft.

Total dry natural gas production reached 124,090 bil cb ft in 2015 in the World according to EIA. This is 1.44 % more than in the previous year and 20.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total dry natural gas production reached an all time high of 124,090 bil cb ft in 2015 and an all time low of 53,375 bil cb ft in 1980. The average annual growth amounted to 2.44 % since 1980.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 21.8 % of dry natural gas production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 44.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 67.6 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Dry Natural Gas Production indicator page.

Dry Natural Gas Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Algeria bil cb ft 2,876 2,988 2,923 3,053 2,813
Australia bil cb ft 1,492 1,708 1,810 1,977 2,179
Canada bil cb ft 5,634 5,390 5,218 5,070 5,129
China bil cb ft 2,975 3,334 3,629 3,666 3,986
Indonesia bil cb ft 2,557 2,841 2,693 2,559 2,606
Iran bil cb ft 4,986 5,161 5,361 5,649 5,696
Malaysia bil cb ft 2,133 2,171 2,180 2,176 2,292
Norway bil cb ft 3,664 3,756 3,580 4,156 3,841
Qatar bil cb ft 3,154 4,166 5,198 5,523 5,800
Russia bil cb ft 19,303 21,536 22,213 21,764 22,139
Saudi Arabia bil cb ft 2,770 3,096 3,258 3,508 3,462
Turkmenistan bil cb ft 1,347 1,600 2,338 2,492 2,543
USA bil cb ft 20,624 21,316 22,902 24,058 24,334
United Arab Emirates bil cb ft 1,724 1,811 1,847 1,854 1,928
Uzbekistan bil cb ft 2,169 2,123 2,226 2,222 2,106