Feature Report: Natural Gas Producers and Consumers

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Global Gas Consumption

Global gas consumption jumped 3% between 2016 and 2017, a twofold increase year on year. 
Growth was largely driven by China (up 15%), where natural gas is being used to stem the use of coal in power generation and individual heating. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), China will become the world’s largest gas importer in 2019. China is also a major consumer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), absorbing 40% of global supply. 
Several European countries, such as Germany and Italy, are also lifting global demand.   

Global Gas Consumption (in Mtoe*)

 
Country 2016 2017 Change 2017 over 2016 Share of Global Consumption
United States 645.1 635.8 -1.2% 20.1%
Russia 361.3 365.2 1.4% 11.6%
China 180.1 206.7 15.1% 6.6%
Iran 173.1 184.4 6.8% 5.8%
Japan 100.1 100.7 0.8% 3.2%
Canada 94.1 99.5 6.0% 3.2%
Saudi Arabia 90.6 95.8 4.2% 3.0%
Germany 73.0 77.5 6.5% 2.5%
Mexico 79.0 75.3 -4.4% 2.4%
United Kingdom 69.6 67.7 -2.4% 2.1%
United Arab Emirates 62.3 62.1 -0.2% 2.0%
Italy 58.5 62.0 6.3% 2.0%
Egypt 42.4 48.1 13.7% 1.5%
India 43.7 46.6 6.9% 1.5%
France 38.3 38.5 0.7% 1.2%
Ukraine 26.1 25.6 -1.5% 0.8%
Rest of the World 935.9 964.5 3.1% 30.6%
Total 3,073.2 3,156.0 3.0% 100.0%

 

*Mtoe: Million metric tons of oil equivalent

Source: BP Statistical Review 2018