Feature Report: Natural Gas Producers and Consumers

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Global Natural Gas Production

Global gas production continued to advance between 2018 and 2019, posting gains of 3.4%. The United States was a major contributor to this trend through its shale gas production, with output growing by more than 10% a year since 2017. Australia is also rapidly developed its gas operations, increasing production by 18% in the year. In Europe, on the other hand, Norway and the Netherlands lost further ground, while Russia held steady.

Global Natural Gas Production (in billions of cubic meters)

 
Country 2018 2019 2018-2019 Change Share of Global Production
United States 838.9 920.9 +10.17 % 23.08 %
Russia 669.1 679 +1.48 % 17.02 %
Iran 238.3 244.2 +2.48 % 6.12 %
Canada 179 173.1 -3.30 % 4.34 %
Qatar 176.5 178.1 +0.91 % 4.46 %
China 161.5 177.6 +9.97 % 4.45 %
Australia 130.1 153.5 +18.00 % 3.80 %
Norway 121.3 114.4 -5.69 % 2.87 %
Saudi Arabia 112.1 113.6 +1.34 % 2.85 %
Algeria 93.8 86.2 -8.10 % 2.16 %
Malaysia 77.3 78.8 +1.94 % 1.98 %
Indonesia 72.8 67.5 -7.28 % 1.69 %
Turkmenistan 61.5 63.2 +2.76 % 1.58 %
Uzbekistan 57.2 56.3 -1.57 % 1.41 %
Egypt 58.6 64.9 +10.75 % 1.63 %
Mexico 35.2 34 -3.41 % 0.85 %
Netherlands 32.3 28.1 -13.00 % 0.70 %
Rest of the World 875.1 909.4 +3.92 % 22.80 %
Total World 3,857.5 3,989.3 +3.42 % 100.0 %

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2020