Which Country Produces the Most Marketed Natural Gas?

Marketed Natural Gas Production (bil cb ft), 2012 or latest
Oil & Gas | December 25, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 95 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in marketed natural gas production with 25,308 bil cb ft followed by Russia and Iran. On the other end of the scale was Slovenia with 0.071 bil cb ft, Luxembourg with 0.141 bil cb ft and Greece with 0.177 bil cb ft.

Total marketed natural gas production reached 126,222 bil cb ft in 2012 in the World according to EIA. This is 1.56 % more than in the previous year and 24.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total marketed natural gas production reached an all time high of 126,222 bil cb ft in 2012 and an all time low of 76,563 bil cb ft in 1990. The average annual growth amounted to 2.30 % since 1990.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 20.1 % of marketed natural gas production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 43.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 66.4 % in 2012.

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

Marketed Natural Gas Production Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Algeria bil cb ft 3,539 3,548 3,649 3,405 3,465
Canada bil cb ft 7,163 6,946 6,624 6,169 5,909
China bil cb ft 2,067 2,446 2,685 2,975 3,334
Egypt bil cb ft 1,713 1,771 2,211 2,343 2,284
Indonesia bil cb ft 2,510 2,559 2,618 2,732 3,047
Iran bil cb ft 4,425 4,592 4,810 6,206 6,031
Malaysia bil cb ft 2,084 2,281 2,292 2,264 2,347
Netherlands bil cb ft 2,732 2,687 2,957 2,786 3,131
Norway bil cb ft 3,182 3,291 3,595 3,756 3,849
Qatar bil cb ft 1,999 2,454 2,915 3,353 4,359
Russia bil cb ft 22,220 22,150 22,051 19,901 22,372
Saudi Arabia bil cb ft 2,992 2,930 3,046 3,163 3,424
Turkmenistan bil cb ft 2,232 2,432 2,490 1,347 1,600
USA bil cb ft 19,410 20,196 21,112 21,648 22,382
Uzbekistan bil cb ft 2,226 2,313 2,398 2,179 2,130