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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 RussiaRussia 47.57 trillion cu m 2010
2 IranIran 29.61 trillion cu m 2010
3 QatarQatar 25.47 trillion cu m 2010
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 8.19 trillion cu m 2010
4 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 7.5 trillion cu m 2010
5 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 7.46 trillion cu m 2010
6 United StatesUnited States 6.93 trillion cu m 2010
7 United Arab EmiratesUAE 6.07 trillion cu m 2010
8 NigeriaNigeria 5.25 trillion cu m 2010
9 VenezuelaVenezuela 4.98 trillion cu m 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 4.61 trillion cu m 2010
10 AlgeriaAlgeria 4.5 trillion cu m 2010
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 4.38 trillion cu m 2010
11 IraqIraq 3.17 trillion cu m 2010
12 AustraliaAustralia 3.12 trillion cu m 2010
13 ChinaChina 3.03 trillion cu m 2010
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 3.01 trillion cu m 2010
14 IndonesiaIndonesia 3 trillion cu m 2010
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 2.93 trillion cu m 2010
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 2.45 trillion cu m 2010
15 KazakhstanKazakhstan 2.41 trillion cu m 2010
16 MalaysiaMalaysia 2.35 trillion cu m 2010
17 NorwayNorway 2.31 trillion cu m 2010
18 European UnionEuropean Union 2.25 trillion cu m 2010
Sparsely populated countries averageSparsely populated countries average 2.13 trillion cu m 2010
19 UzbekistanUzbekistan 1.84 trillion cu m 2010
20 KuwaitKuwait 1.8 trillion cu m 2010
Cold countries averageCold countries average 1.78 trillion cu m 2010
21 CanadaCanada 1.75 trillion cu m 2010
22 EgyptEgypt 1.66 trillion cu m 2010
23 LibyaLibya 1.54 trillion cu m 2010
24 NetherlandsNetherlands 1.42 trillion cu m 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 1.32 trillion cu m 2010
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 1.22 trillion cu m 2010
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 1.11 trillion cu m 2010
25 UkraineUkraine 1.1 trillion cu m 2010
26 IndiaIndia 1.07 trillion cu m 2010
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 1.07 trillion cu m 2010
27 OmanOman 849.5 billion cu m 2010
28 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 849.5 billion cu m 2010
29 PakistanPakistan 840.2 billion cu m 2010
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 838.96 billion cu m 2010
30 BoliviaBolivia 750.4 billion cu m 2010
Hot countries averageHot countries average 719.23 billion cu m 2010
Failed states averageFailed states average 707.04 billion cu m 2010
31 VietnamVietnam 680 billion cu m 2010
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 570.19 billion cu m 2010
32 YemenYemen 478.5 billion cu m 2010
33 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 436.1 billion cu m 2010
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 432.03 billion cu m 2010
34 ArgentinaArgentina 398.4 billion cu m 2010
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 397.29 billion cu m 2010
35 BruneiBrunei 390.8 billion cu m 2010
36 BrazilBrazil 364.2 billion cu m 2010
37 MexicoMexico 359.7 billion cu m 2010
38 ThailandThailand 342 billion cu m 2010
39 PeruPeru 334.1 billion cu m 2010
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 297.35 billion cu m 2010
40 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 292 billion cu m 2010
41 BurmaBurma 283.2 billion cu m 2010
42 AngolaAngola 271.8 billion cu m 2010
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 263.17 billion cu m 2010
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 253.82 billion cu m 2010
NATO countries averageNATO average 245.72 billion cu m 2010
43 SyriaSyria 240.7 billion cu m 2010
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 232.79 billion cu m 2010
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 231.39 billion cu m 2010
44 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 226.5 billion cu m 2010
45 East TimorEast Timor 200 billion cu m 2006
46 BangladeshBangladesh 195.4 billion cu m 2010
47 GermanyGermany 175.6 billion cu m 2010
48 PolandPoland 164.8 billion cu m 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 143.31 billion cu m 2010
49 CameroonCameroon 135.1 billion cu m 2010
50 MozambiqueMozambique 127.4 billion cu m 2010
51 ColombiaColombia 112 billion cu m 2010
52 PhilippinesPhilippines 108.7 billion cu m 2011
Eurozone averageEurozone average 101.23 billion cu m 2010
53 ChileChile 97.97 billion cu m 2010
54 BahrainBahrain 92.03 billion cu m 2010
55 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 90.61 billion cu m 2010
European Union averageEuropean Union average 87.02 billion cu m 2010
56 SudanSudan 84.95 billion cu m 2010
57 CubaCuba 70.79 billion cu m 2010
58 ItalyItaly 69.83 billion cu m 2010
59 TunisiaTunisia 65.13 billion cu m 2010
60 RomaniaRomania 63 billion cu m 2010
61 NamibiaNamibia 62.29 billion cu m 2010
62 DenmarkDenmark 61.3 billion cu m 2010
63 RwandaRwanda 56.63 billion cu m 2010
64 South KoreaSouth Korea 50 billion cu m 2008
65 AfghanistanAfghanistan 49.55 billion cu m 2010
66 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 48.14 billion cu m 2010
67 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 36.81 billion cu m 2010
68 New ZealandNew Zealand 33.98 billion cu m 2010
69 CroatiaCroatia 30.58 billion cu m 2010
70 IsraelIsrael 30.44 billion cu m 2010
71 MauritaniaMauritania 28.32 billion cu m 2010
72 GabonGabon 28.32 billion cu m 2010
73 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 28.32 billion cu m 2010
74 EthiopiaEthiopia 24.92 billion cu m 2010
75 AustriaAustria 24.8 billion cu m 2010
76 GhanaGhana 22.65 billion cu m 2010
77 JapanJapan 20.9 billion cu m 2010
78 SlovakiaSlovakia 14.16 billion cu m 2010
79 IrelandIreland 9.91 billion cu m 2010
80 GeorgiaGeorgia 8.49 billion cu m 2010
81 HungaryHungary 8.1 billion cu m 2010
82 EcuadorEcuador 7.99 billion cu m 2010
83 FranceFrance 7.08 billion cu m 2010
84 TanzaniaTanzania 6.51 billion cu m 2010
85 TaiwanTaiwan 6.23 billion cu m 2010
86 TurkeyTurkey 6.09 billion cu m 2010
87 JordanJordan 6.03 billion cu m 2010
88 TajikistanTajikistan 5.66 billion cu m 2010
89 SomaliaSomalia 5.66 billion cu m 2009
90 BulgariaBulgaria 5.66 billion cu m 2010
91 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 5.66 billion cu m 2010
92 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 3.07 billion cu m 2010
93 GuatemalaGuatemala 2.96 billion cu m 2006
94 BelarusBelarus 2.83 billion cu m 2010
95 SpainSpain 2.55 billion cu m 2010
96 MoroccoMorocco 1.5 billion cu m 2010
97 BeninBenin 1.13 billion cu m 2010
98 GreeceGreece 991.1 million cu m 2010
99 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 991.1 million cu m 2010
100 AlbaniaAlbania 849.5 million cu m 2010
101 BarbadosBarbados 113.3 million cu m 2010
102 South AfricaSouth Africa 27.16 million cu m 2006
103 MacauMacau 300,000 cu m 2008
104 Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ 0.0 2010
105 SwazilandSwaziland 0.0 2010
106 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 0.0 2010
107 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 0.0 2010
108 DominicaDominica 0.0 2010
109 LiberiaLiberia 0.0 2010
110 VanuatuVanuatu 0.0 2010
111 NauruNauru 0.0 2010
112 MalawiMalawi 0.0 2010
113 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 0.0 2010
114 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 0.0 2010
115 FinlandFinland 0.0 2010
116 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 0.0 2010
117 MauritiusMauritius 0.0 2010
118 PortugalPortugal 0.0 2010
119 Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ 0.0 2010
120 GuineaGuinea 0.0 2010
121 PanamaPanama 0.0 2010
122 Costa RicaCosta Rica 0.0 2010
123 LuxembourgLuxembourg 0.0 2010
124 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 0.0 2010
125 GibraltarGibraltar 0.0 2010
126 El SalvadorEl Salvador 0.0 2010
127 BelizeBelize 0.0 2010
128 Hong KongHong Kong 0.0 2010
129 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 0.0 2010
130 MoldovaMoldova 0.0 2010
131 EstoniaEstonia 0.0 2010
132 LebanonLebanon 0.0 2010
133 FijiFiji 0.0 2010
134 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falklands 0.0 2010
135 NepalNepal 0.0 2010
136 MaldivesMaldives 0.0 2010
137 SurinameSuriname 0.0 2010
138 ZimbabweZimbabwe 0.0 2010
139 ParaguayParaguay 0.0 2010
140 BotswanaBotswana 0.0 2010
141 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 0.0 2010
142 LithuaniaLithuania 0.0 2010
143 CambodiaCambodia 0.0 2010
144 The GambiaThe Gambia 0.0 2010
145 ArubaAruba 0.0 2010
146 Cape VerdeCape Verde 0.0 2010
147 SloveniaSlovenia 0.0 2010
148 GreenlandGreenland 0.0 2010
149 NiueNiue 0.0 2010
150 SamoaSamoa 0.0 2010
151 JamaicaJamaica 0.0 2010
152 GuamGuam 0.0 2010
153 LesothoLesotho 0.0 2010
154 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 0.0 2010
155 KenyaKenya 0.0 2010
156 EritreaEritrea 0.0 2010
157 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 0.0 2010
158 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 0.0 2010
159 CyprusCyprus 0.0 2010
160 MongoliaMongolia 0.0 2010
161 BermudaBermuda 0.0 2010
162 LaosLaos 0.0 2010
163 Cook IslandsCook Islands 0.0 2010
164 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 0.0 2010
165 TogoTogo 0.0 2010
166 ArmeniaArmenia 0.0 2010
167 TongaTonga 0.0 2010
168 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 0.0 2010
169 SwedenSweden 0.0 2010
170 British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. 0.0 2010
171 MaliMali 0.0 2010
172 ChadChad 0.0 2010
173 UgandaUganda 0.0 2010
174 NigerNiger 0.0 2010
175 Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands 0.0 2010
176 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 0.0 2010
177 BelgiumBelgium 0.0 2010
178 KiribatiKiribati 0.0 2010
179 HaitiHaiti 0.0 2010
180 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 0.0 2010
181 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 0.0 2010
182 GrenadaGrenada 0.0 2010
183 SeychellesSeychelles 0.0 2010
184 UruguayUruguay 0.0 2010
185 DjiboutiDjibouti 0.0 2010
186 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 0.0 2010
187 BurundiBurundi 0.0 2010
188 NicaraguaNicaragua 0.0 2010
189 BhutanBhutan 0.0 2010
190 MaltaMalta 0.0 2010
191 IcelandIceland 0.0 2010
192 ZambiaZambia 0.0 2010
193 MontserratMontserrat 0.0 2010
194 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 0.0 2010
195 North KoreaNorth Korea 0.0 2010
196 GuyanaGuyana 0.0 2010
197 HondurasHonduras 0.0 2010
198 SingaporeSingapore 0.0 2010
199 Sri LankaSri Lanka 0.0 2010
200 ComorosComoros 0.0 2010

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"All countries compared for Energy > Natural gas > Proved > Reserves", 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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