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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 47.57 trillion cu m 2010
2 Iran 29.61 trillion cu m 2010
3 Qatar 25.47 trillion cu m 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) 8.19 trillion cu m 2010
4 Turkmenistan 7.5 trillion cu m 2010
5 Saudi Arabia 7.46 trillion cu m 2010
6 United States 6.93 trillion cu m 2010
7 United Arab Emirates 6.07 trillion cu m 2010
8 Nigeria 5.25 trillion cu m 2010
9 Venezuela 4.98 trillion cu m 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.61 trillion cu m 2010
10 Algeria 4.5 trillion cu m 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 4.38 trillion cu m 2010
11 Iraq 3.17 trillion cu m 2010
12 Australia 3.12 trillion cu m 2010
13 China 3.03 trillion cu m 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 3.01 trillion cu m 2010
14 Indonesia 3 trillion cu m 2010
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2.93 trillion cu m 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.45 trillion cu m 2010
15 Kazakhstan 2.41 trillion cu m 2010
16 Malaysia 2.35 trillion cu m 2010
17 Norway 2.31 trillion cu m 2010
18 European Union 2.25 trillion cu m 2010
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 2.13 trillion cu m 2010
19 Uzbekistan 1.84 trillion cu m 2010
20 Kuwait 1.8 trillion cu m 2010
Cold countries average (profile) 1.78 trillion cu m 2010
21 Canada 1.75 trillion cu m 2010
22 Egypt 1.66 trillion cu m 2010
23 Libya 1.54 trillion cu m 2010
24 Netherlands 1.42 trillion cu m 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.32 trillion cu m 2010
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.22 trillion cu m 2010
Religious countries average (profile) 1.11 trillion cu m 2010
25 Ukraine 1.1 trillion cu m 2010
26 India 1.07 trillion cu m 2010
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.07 trillion cu m 2010
27 Oman 849.5 billion cu m 2010
28 Azerbaijan 849.5 billion cu m 2010
29 Pakistan 840.2 billion cu m 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 838.96 billion cu m 2010
30 Bolivia 750.4 billion cu m 2010
Hot countries average (profile) 719.23 billion cu m 2010
failed states average (profile) 707.04 billion cu m 2010
31 Vietnam 680 billion cu m 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 570.19 billion cu m 2010
32 Yemen 478.5 billion cu m 2010
33 Trinidad and Tobago 436.1 billion cu m 2010
South Asia average (profile) 432.03 billion cu m 2010
34 Argentina 398.4 billion cu m 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 397.29 billion cu m 2010
35 Brunei 390.8 billion cu m 2010
36 Brazil 364.2 billion cu m 2010
37 Mexico 359.7 billion cu m 2010
38 Thailand 342 billion cu m 2010
39 Peru 334.1 billion cu m 2010
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 297.35 billion cu m 2010
40 United Kingdom 292 billion cu m 2010
41 Burma 283.2 billion cu m 2010
42 Angola 271.8 billion cu m 2010
Christian countries average (profile) 263.17 billion cu m 2010
Former French colonies average (profile) 253.82 billion cu m 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 245.72 billion cu m 2010
43 Syria 240.7 billion cu m 2010
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 232.79 billion cu m 2010
Catholic countries average (profile) 231.39 billion cu m 2010
44 Papua New Guinea 226.5 billion cu m 2010
45 East Timor 200 billion cu m 2006
46 Bangladesh 195.4 billion cu m 2010
47 Germany 175.6 billion cu m 2010
48 Poland 164.8 billion cu m 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 143.31 billion cu m 2010
49 Cameroon 135.1 billion cu m 2010
50 Mozambique 127.4 billion cu m 2010
51 Colombia 112 billion cu m 2010
52 Philippines 108.7 billion cu m 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 101.23 billion cu m 2010
53 Chile 97.97 billion cu m 2010
54 Bahrain 92.03 billion cu m 2010
55 Congo, Republic of the 90.61 billion cu m 2010
European Union average (profile) 87.02 billion cu m 2010
56 Sudan 84.95 billion cu m 2010
57 Cuba 70.79 billion cu m 2010
58 Italy 69.83 billion cu m 2010
59 Tunisia 65.13 billion cu m 2010
60 Romania 63 billion cu m 2010
61 Namibia 62.29 billion cu m 2010
62 Denmark 61.3 billion cu m 2010
63 Rwanda 56.63 billion cu m 2010
64 South Korea 50 billion cu m 2008
65 Afghanistan 49.55 billion cu m 2010
66 Serbia and Montenegro 48.14 billion cu m 2010
67 Equatorial Guinea 36.81 billion cu m 2010
68 New Zealand 33.98 billion cu m 2010
69 Croatia 30.58 billion cu m 2010
70 Israel 30.44 billion cu m 2010
71 Mauritania 28.32 billion cu m 2010
72 Gabon 28.32 billion cu m 2010
73 Cote d'Ivoire 28.32 billion cu m 2010
74 Ethiopia 24.92 billion cu m 2010
75 Austria 24.8 billion cu m 2010
76 Ghana 22.65 billion cu m 2010
77 Japan 20.9 billion cu m 2010
78 Slovakia 14.16 billion cu m 2010
79 Ireland 9.91 billion cu m 2010
80 Georgia 8.49 billion cu m 2010
81 Hungary 8.1 billion cu m 2010
82 Ecuador 7.99 billion cu m 2010
83 France 7.08 billion cu m 2010
84 Tanzania 6.51 billion cu m 2010
85 Taiwan 6.23 billion cu m 2010
86 Turkey 6.09 billion cu m 2010
87 Jordan 6.03 billion cu m 2010
88 Tajikistan 5.66 billion cu m 2010
89 Somalia 5.66 billion cu m 2009
90 Bulgaria 5.66 billion cu m 2010
91 Kyrgyzstan 5.66 billion cu m 2010
92 Czech Republic 3.07 billion cu m 2010
93 Guatemala 2.96 billion cu m 2006
94 Belarus 2.83 billion cu m 2010
95 Spain 2.55 billion cu m 2010
96 Morocco 1.5 billion cu m 2010
97 Benin 1.13 billion cu m 2010
98 Greece 991.1 million cu m 2010
99 Democratic Republic of the Congo 991.1 million cu m 2010
100 Albania 849.5 million cu m 2010
101 Barbados 113.3 million cu m 2010
102 South Africa 27.16 million cu m 2006
103 Macau 300,000 cu m 2008
104 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.0 2010
105 Swaziland 0.0 2010
106 Burkina Faso 0.0 2010
107 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2010
108 Dominica 0.0 2010
109 Liberia 0.0 2010
110 Vanuatu 0.0 2010
111 Nauru 0.0 2010
112 Malawi 0.0 2010
113 Virgin Islands 0.0 2010
114 Dominican Republic 0.0 2010
115 Finland 0.0 2010
116 Central African Republic 0.0 2010
117 Mauritius 0.0 2010
118 Portugal 0.0 2010
119 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.0 2010
120 Guinea 0.0 2010
121 Panama 0.0 2010
122 Costa Rica 0.0 2010
123 Luxembourg 0.0 2010
124 American Samoa 0.0 2010
125 Gibraltar 0.0 2010
126 El Salvador 0.0 2010
127 Belize 0.0 2010
128 Hong Kong 0.0 2010
129 Sierra Leone 0.0 2010
130 Moldova 0.0 2010
131 Estonia 0.0 2010
132 Lebanon 0.0 2010
133 Fiji 0.0 2010
134 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.0 2010
135 Nepal 0.0 2010
136 Maldives 0.0 2010
137 Suriname 0.0 2010
138 Zimbabwe 0.0 2010
139 Paraguay 0.0 2010
140 Botswana 0.0 2010
141 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2010
142 Lithuania 0.0 2010
143 Cambodia 0.0 2010
144 The Gambia 0.0 2010
145 Aruba 0.0 2010
146 Cape Verde 0.0 2010
147 Slovenia 0.0 2010
148 Greenland 0.0 2010
149 Niue 0.0 2010
150 Samoa 0.0 2010
151 Jamaica 0.0 2010
152 Guam 0.0 2010
153 Lesotho 0.0 2010
154 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2010
155 Kenya 0.0 2010
156 Eritrea 0.0 2010
157 Solomon Islands 0.0 2010
158 Saint Lucia 0.0 2010
159 Cyprus 0.0 2010
160 Mongolia 0.0 2010
161 Bermuda 0.0 2010
162 Laos 0.0 2010
163 Cook Islands 0.0 2010
164 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2010
165 Togo 0.0 2010
166 Armenia 0.0 2010
167 Tonga 0.0 2010
168 Cayman Islands 0.0 2010
169 Sweden 0.0 2010
170 British Virgin Islands 0.0 2010
171 Mali 0.0 2010
172 Chad 0.0 2010
173 Uganda 0.0 2010
174 Niger 0.0 2010
175 Faroe Islands 0.0 2010
176 Puerto Rico 0.0 2010
177 Belgium 0.0 2010
178 Kiribati 0.0 2010
179 Haiti 0.0 2010
180 French Polynesia 0.0 2010
181 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2010
182 Grenada 0.0 2010
183 Seychelles 0.0 2010
184 Uruguay 0.0 2010
185 Djibouti 0.0 2010
186 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2010
187 Burundi 0.0 2010
188 Nicaragua 0.0 2010
189 Bhutan 0.0 2010
190 Malta 0.0 2010
191 Iceland 0.0 2010
192 Zambia 0.0 2010
193 Montserrat 0.0 2010
194 New Caledonia 0.0 2010
195 North Korea 0.0 2010
196 Guyana 0.0 2010
197 Honduras 0.0 2010
198 Singapore 0.0 2010
199 Sri Lanka 0.0 2010
200 Comoros 0.0 2010

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"Countries Compared by Energy > Natural gas > Proved > Reserves. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Energy/Natural-gas/Proved/Reserves

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