Which Country Produces the Most Electricity from Gas?

Electricity Production from Natural Gas Sources (GWh), 2017
Energy & Utility | December 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 30 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in electricity production from natural gas sources with 1,368,671 GWh followed by Russia and Japan. On the other end of the scale was South Africa with 1,879 GWh, Ukraine with 7,318 GWh and Poland with 9,803 GWh.

Total electricity production from natural gas sources reached 5,915,292 GWh in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 1.11 % more than in the previous year and 29.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total electricity production from natural gas sources reached an all time high of 5,915,292 GWh in 2017 and an all time low of 180,983 GWh in 1960. The average annual growth amounted to 6.31 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 23.1 % of electricity production from natural gas sources in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 38.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.4 % in 2017.

Data for more countries are available at Electricity Production from Natural Gas Sources indicator page.

Electricity Production from Natural Gas Sources Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
China GWh 108,767 110,252 116,388 133,283 166,907
Egypt GWh 116,645 126,612 123,179 124,602 129,398
Iran GWh 140,521 152,943 135,744 192,516 206,334
Italy GWh 144,539 129,058 108,876 93,637 110,860
Japan GWh 375,179 430,927 419,716 447,694 413,974
Mexico GWh 151,711 153,645 165,499 174,039 186,175
Russia GWh 521,296 526,111 529,960 534,850 529,755
Saudi Arabia GWh 114,905 129,730 154,892 172,964 189,136
South Korea GWh 108,588 121,458 135,261 120,872 103,009
Taiwan GWh 65,251 67,375 69,554 75,389 81,242
Thailand GWh 108,261 119,368 119,218 120,314 128,525
Turkey GWh 104,048 104,499 105,116 120,576 99,219
USA GWh 1,089,988 1,318,166 1,209,501 1,211,407 1,433,852
United Arab Emirates GWh 97,726 104,767 108,482 114,749 125,468
United Kingdom GWh 146,499 100,170 95,843 100,892 99,875