Feature Report: Natural Gas Producers and Consumers

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Global Natural Gas Production

The United States accounted for over half of the growth in global natural gas production. With a year-on-year gain of 11.5% (in addition to a 16.5% rise in oil production), the United States registered the largest ever annual increases in the history of energy. Russia, Iran and Australia also contributed to the gas boom.

Global Gas Production (in Mtoe*)

Country 2016 2017 Change 2017 over 2016 Share of Global Production
United States 627.1 631.6 1.0% 20.0%
Russia 506.7 546.5 8.2% 17.3%
Iran 174.7 192.5 10.5% 6.1%
Canada 147.6 151.6 3.0% 4.8%
Qatar 152.2 151.1 -0.5% 4.8%
China 118.6 128.3 8.5% 4.1%
Norway 99.6 106.0 6.7% 3.3%
Saudi Arabia 90.6 95.8 6.1% 3.0%
Algeria 78.6 78.5 -0.1% 2.5%
Malaysia 65.0 67.4 4.1% 2.1%
Indonesia 60.8 58.4 -3.6% 1.8%
Turkmenistan 57.6 53.3 -7.1% 1.7%
Uzbekistan 45.7 45.7 0.8% -1.1%
Egypt 34.6 42.1 22.1% 1.3%
Mexico 37.5 35.0 -6.5% 1.1%
Netherlands 36.1 31.5 -12.6% 1.0%
Rest of the World 719.3 749.1 4.2% 23.7%
Total World 3,052.3 3,164.6 4.0% 100.0%

 

*Mtoe: Million metric tons of oil equivalent

 

Source: BP Statistical Review 2018