Which Country Produces the Most Gross Natural Gas?

Gross Natural Gas Production (bil cb ft), 2015 or latest
Oil & Gas | December 25, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 82 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in gross natural gas production with 31,405 bil cb ft followed by Russia and Iran. On the other end of the scale was Slovenia with 0.106 bil cb ft, Finland with 0.141 bil cb ft and Luxembourg with 0.177 bil cb ft.

Total gross natural gas production reached 109,738 bil cb ft in 2015 in the World according to EIA. This is 12.1 % less than in the previous year and -12.8 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total gross natural gas production reached an all time high of 147,476 bil cb ft in 2012 and an all time low of 87,925 bil cb ft in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 0.890 % since 1990.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 28.6 % of gross natural gas production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 58.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 88.7 % in 2015.

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

Gross 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 6,954 6,788 6,714 6,448 6,448
Canada bil cb ft 6,928 6,695 6,669 6,307 6,307
China bil cb ft 2,975 3,334 3,629 3,811 3,666
Iran bil cb ft 7,428 7,774 7,915 8,179 8,169
Malaysia bil cb ft 2,666 2,718 2,694 2,711 2,725 ... ...
Mexico bil cb ft 1,977 1,952 1,872 1,684 2,337
Netherlands bil cb ft 2,787 3,132 2,853 2,840 2,844
Nigeria bil cb ft 1,836 2,392 2,399 2,546 2,996
Qatar bil cb ft 3,630 4,656 5,479 5,734 5,757 ...
Russia bil cb ft 20,589 22,990 24,318 23,053 23,131 ...
Saudi Arabia bil cb ft 3,165 3,427 3,617 4,005 3,928
Turkmenistan bil cb ft 1,386 1,635 2,378 2,531 ...
USA bil cb ft 26,057 26,836 28,479 29,542 29,542
United Arab Emirates bil cb ft 2,678 2,817 2,911 2,960 2,913
Venezuela bil cb ft 2,549 2,510 2,588 2,683 2,683