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Energy > Natural gas > Proved reserves: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is the stock of proved reserves of natural gas in cubic meters (cu m). Proved reserves are those quantities of natural gas, which, by analysis of geological and engineering data, can be estimated with a high degree of confidence to be commercially recoverable from a given date forward, from known reservoirs and under current economic conditions.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Russia 47.8 trillion cu m 2013
2 Iran 33.61 trillion cu m 2013
3 Qatar 25.2 trillion cu m 2013
4 United States 9.46 trillion cu m 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 8.65 trillion cu m 2013
5 Saudi Arabia 8.15 trillion cu m 2013
6 Turkmenistan 7.5 trillion cu m 2013
7 United Arab Emirates 6.09 trillion cu m 2013
8 Venezuela 5.52 trillion cu m 2013
9 Nigeria 5.15 trillion cu m 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.9 trillion cu m 2013
10 Algeria 4.5 trillion cu m 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 4.11 trillion cu m 2013
11 China 3.52 trillion cu m 2013
12 Iraq 3.16 trillion cu m 2013
13 Indonesia 3.07 trillion cu m 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.82 trillion cu m 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2.79 trillion cu m 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.56 trillion cu m 2013
14 Kazakhstan 2.41 trillion cu m 2013
15 Malaysia 2.35 trillion cu m 2013
16 Egypt 2.19 trillion cu m 2013
17 Norway 2.07 trillion cu m 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 2.03 trillion cu m 2013
18 Canada 1.93 trillion cu m 2013
19 Uzbekistan 1.84 trillion cu m 2013
20 Kuwait 1.8 trillion cu m 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 1.61 trillion cu m 2013
21 Libya 1.55 trillion cu m 2013
Europe average (profile) 1.29 trillion cu m 2013
22 India 1.24 trillion cu m 2013
23 Netherlands 1.23 trillion cu m 2013
24 Australia 1.22 trillion cu m 2013
25 Ukraine 1.1 trillion cu m 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.07 trillion cu m 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.04 trillion cu m 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 1 trillion cu m 2013
26 Chad 999.5 billion cu m 2012
27 Azerbaijan 991.1 billion cu m 2013
28 Oman 849.5 billion cu m 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 741.47 billion cu m 2013
29 Vietnam 699.4 billion cu m 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 698.35 billion cu m 2013
30 Pakistan 679.6 billion cu m 2013
failed states average (profile) 642.57 billion cu m 2013
31 Mexico 487.7 billion cu m 2013
32 Yemen 478.5 billion cu m 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 466.5 billion cu m 2013
South Asia average (profile) 430.77 billion cu m 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 399.16 billion cu m 2013
33 Brazil 395.5 billion cu m 2013
34 Brunei 390.8 billion cu m 2013
35 Trinidad and Tobago 375.4 billion cu m 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 373.32 billion cu m 2013
36 Angola 366 billion cu m 2013
37 Peru 359.6 billion cu m 2013
38 Argentina 332.5 billion cu m 2013
39 Thailand 284.9 billion cu m 2013
40 Burma 283.2 billion cu m 2013
41 Bolivia 281.5 billion cu m 2013
42 Israel 268.5 billion cu m 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 267.59 billion cu m 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 266.33 billion cu m 2013
43 United Kingdom 246 billion cu m 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 245.51 billion cu m 2013
44 Syria 240.7 billion cu m 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 231.93 billion cu m 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 230.07 billion cu m 2013
45 East Timor 200 billion cu m 2006
46 Bangladesh 183.7 billion cu m 2013
47 Colombia 169.9 billion cu m 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 165.2 billion cu m 2013
48 Papua New Guinea 155.3 billion cu m 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 147.35 billion cu m 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 140.53 billion cu m 2013
49 Cameroon 135.1 billion cu m 2013
50 Mozambique 127.4 billion cu m 2013
51 Germany 125 billion cu m 2013
52 Romania 105.5 billion cu m 2013
53 Philippines 98.54 billion cu m 2013
54 Chile 97.97 billion cu m 2013
55 Bahrain 92.03 billion cu m 2013
56 Poland 92 billion cu m 2013
57 Congo, Republic of the 90.61 billion cu m 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 86.26 billion cu m 2013
European Union average (profile) 73.91 billion cu m 2013
58 Cuba 70.79 billion cu m 2013
59 Tunisia 65.13 billion cu m 2013
60 South Sudan 63.71 billion cu m 2013
61 Italy 62.35 billion cu m 2013
62 Namibia 62.29 billion cu m 2013
63 Rwanda 56.63 billion cu m 2013
64 Afghanistan 49.55 billion cu m 2013
65 Serbia 48.14 billion cu m 2013
66 Denmark 42.98 billion cu m 2013
67 Equatorial Guinea 36.81 billion cu m 2013
68 New Zealand 29.42 billion cu m 2013
=69 Mauritania 28.32 billion cu m 2013
=69 Gabon 28.32 billion cu m 2013
=69 Cote d'Ivoire 28.32 billion cu m 2013
=72 Ethiopia 24.92 billion cu m 2013
=72 Croatia 24.92 billion cu m 2013
74 Ghana 22.65 billion cu m 2013
75 Sudan 21.24 billion cu m 2013
76 Japan 20.9 billion cu m 2013
77 South Africa 16 billion cu m 2012
=78 Slovakia 14.16 billion cu m 2013
=78 Uganda 14.16 billion cu m 2013
80 Austria 10.82 billion cu m 2013
81 France 10.7 billion cu m 2013
82 Ireland 9.91 billion cu m 2013
83 Georgia 8.49 billion cu m 2013
84 Hungary 8.1 billion cu m 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 7.88 billion cu m 2013
85 Ecuador 6.99 billion cu m 2013
86 Tanzania 6.51 billion cu m 2013
87 Taiwan 6.23 billion cu m 2013
88 Turkey 6.17 billion cu m 2013
89 Jordan 6.03 billion cu m 2013
=90 Tajikistan 5.66 billion cu m 2013
=90 Somalia 5.66 billion cu m 2013
=90 Bulgaria 5.66 billion cu m 2013
=90 Kyrgyzstan 5.66 billion cu m 2013
94 South Korea 5.27 billion cu m 2013
95 Czech Republic 3.96 billion cu m 2013
96 Guatemala 2.96 billion cu m 2006
97 Belarus 2.83 billion cu m 2013
98 Spain 2.55 billion cu m 2013
99 Madagascar 2.01 billion cu m 2012
100 Morocco 1.44 billion cu m 2013
101 Benin 1.13 billion cu m 2013
=102 Greece 991.1 million cu m 2013
=102 Democratic Republic of the Congo 991.1 million cu m 2013
104 Albania 849.5 million cu m 2013
105 Barbados 113.3 million cu m 2013
=106 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 0.0 2013
=106 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.0 2013
=106 Swaziland 0.0 2013
=106 Burkina Faso 0.0 2013
=106 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2013
=106 Dominica 0.0 2013
=106 Liberia 0.0 2013
=106 Vanuatu 0.0 2013
=106 Nauru 0.0 2013
=106 Malawi 0.0 2013
=106 Montenegro 0.0 2013
=106 Virgin Islands 0.0 2013
=106 Dominican Republic 0.0 2013
=106 Finland 0.0 2013
=106 Central African Republic 0.0 2013
=106 Mauritius 0.0 2013
=106 Portugal 0.0 2013
=106 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.0 2013
=106 Guinea 0.0 2013
=106 Panama 0.0 2013
=106 Costa Rica 0.0 2013
=106 Luxembourg 0.0 2013
=106 American Samoa 0.0 2013
=106 Gibraltar 0.0 2013
=106 El Salvador 0.0 2013
=106 Belize 0.0 2013
=106 Hong Kong 0.0 2013
=106 Sierra Leone 0.0 2013
=106 Moldova 0.0 2013
=106 Estonia 0.0 2013
=106 Lebanon 0.0 2013
=106 Fiji 0.0 2013
=106 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.0 2013
=106 Nepal 0.0 2013
=106 Maldives 0.0 2013
=106 Suriname 0.0 2011
=106 Zimbabwe 0.0 2013
=106 Republic of Macedonia 0.0 2013
=106 Paraguay 0.0 2013
=106 Botswana 0.0 2013
=106 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2013
=106 Lithuania 0.0 2013
=106 Cambodia 0.0 2013
=106 The Gambia 0.0 2013
=106 Aruba 0.0 2013
=106 Cape Verde 0.0 2013
=106 The Bahamas 0.0 2009
=106 Greenland 0.0 2013
=106 Niue 0.0 2013
=106 Samoa 0.0 2013
=106 Jamaica 0.0 2013
=106 West Bank 0.0 2013
=106 Macau 0.0 2013
=106 Guam 0.0 2013
=106 Lesotho 0.0 2013
=106 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2013
=106 Kenya 0.0 2013
=106 Eritrea 0.0 2013
=106 Solomon Islands 0.0 2013
=106 Saint Lucia 0.0 2013
=106 Cyprus 0.0 2013
=106 Mongolia 0.0 2013
=106 Bermuda 0.0 2013
=106 Laos 0.0 2013
=106 Cook Islands 0.0 2013
=106 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2013
=106 Togo 0.0 2013
=106 Armenia 0.0 2013
=106 Tonga 0.0 2013
=106 Western Sahara 0.0 2013
=106 Cayman Islands 0.0 2013
=106 Sweden 0.0 2013
=106 British Virgin Islands 0.0 2013
=106 Mali 0.0 2013
=106 Latvia 0.0 2013
=106 Niger 0.0 2013
=106 Faroe Islands 0.0 2013
=106 Puerto Rico 0.0 2013
=106 Belgium 0.0 2013
=106 Kiribati 0.0 2013
=106 Haiti 0.0 2013
=106 French Polynesia 0.0 2013
=106 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2013
=106 Switzerland 0.0 2011
=106 Grenada 0.0 2013
=106 Seychelles 0.0 2013
=106 Uruguay 0.0 2013
=106 Djibouti 0.0 2013
=106 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2013
=106 Burundi 0.0 2013
=106 Nicaragua 0.0 2013
=106 Bhutan 0.0 2013
=106 Malta 0.0 2013
=106 Iceland 0.0 2013
=106 Zambia 0.0 2013
=106 Montserrat 0.0 2013
=106 New Caledonia 0.0 2013
=106 North Korea 0.0 2013
=106 Guyana 0.0 2013
=106 Honduras 0.0 2013
=106 Singapore 0.0 2013
=106 Sri Lanka 0.0 2013
=106 Comoros 0.0 2013

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"Countries Compared by Energy > Natural gas > Proved reserves. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Energy/Natural-gas/Proved-reserves

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