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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
=27 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
=71 Gabon 28.32 billion cu m 2010
=71 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
=88 Somalia 5.66 billion cu m 2009
=88 Bulgaria 5.66 billion cu m 2010
=88 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
=98 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
=104 Swaziland 0.0 2010
=104 Burkina Faso 0.0 2010
=104 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2010
=104 Dominica 0.0 2010
=104 Liberia 0.0 2010
=104 Vanuatu 0.0 2010
=104 Nauru 0.0 2010
=104 Malawi 0.0 2010
=104 Virgin Islands 0.0 2010
=104 Dominican Republic 0.0 2010
=104 Finland 0.0 2010
=104 Central African Republic 0.0 2010
=104 Mauritius 0.0 2010
=104 Portugal 0.0 2010
=104 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.0 2010
=104 Guinea 0.0 2010
=104 Panama 0.0 2010
=104 Costa Rica 0.0 2010
=104 Luxembourg 0.0 2010
=104 American Samoa 0.0 2010
=104 Gibraltar 0.0 2010
=104 El Salvador 0.0 2010
=104 Belize 0.0 2010
=104 Hong Kong 0.0 2010
=104 Sierra Leone 0.0 2010
=104 Moldova 0.0 2010
=104 Estonia 0.0 2010
=104 Lebanon 0.0 2010
=104 Fiji 0.0 2010
=104 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.0 2010
=104 Nepal 0.0 2010
=104 Maldives 0.0 2010
=104 Suriname 0.0 2010
=104 Zimbabwe 0.0 2010
=104 Paraguay 0.0 2010
=104 Botswana 0.0 2010
=104 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2010
=104 Lithuania 0.0 2010
=104 Cambodia 0.0 2010
=104 The Gambia 0.0 2010
=104 Aruba 0.0 2010
=104 Cape Verde 0.0 2010
=104 Slovenia 0.0 2010
=104 Greenland 0.0 2010
=104 Niue 0.0 2010
=104 Samoa 0.0 2010
=104 Jamaica 0.0 2010
=104 Guam 0.0 2010
=104 Lesotho 0.0 2010
=104 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2010
=104 Kenya 0.0 2010
=104 Eritrea 0.0 2010
=104 Solomon Islands 0.0 2010
=104 Saint Lucia 0.0 2010
=104 Cyprus 0.0 2010
=104 Mongolia 0.0 2010
=104 Bermuda 0.0 2010
=104 Laos 0.0 2010
=104 Cook Islands 0.0 2010
=104 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2010
=104 Togo 0.0 2010
=104 Armenia 0.0 2010
=104 Tonga 0.0 2010
=104 Cayman Islands 0.0 2010
=104 Sweden 0.0 2010
=104 British Virgin Islands 0.0 2010
=104 Mali 0.0 2010
=104 Chad 0.0 2010
=104 Uganda 0.0 2010
=104 Niger 0.0 2010
=104 Faroe Islands 0.0 2010
=104 Puerto Rico 0.0 2010
=104 Belgium 0.0 2010
=104 Kiribati 0.0 2010
=104 Haiti 0.0 2010
=104 French Polynesia 0.0 2010
=104 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2010
=104 Grenada 0.0 2010
=104 Seychelles 0.0 2010
=104 Uruguay 0.0 2010
=104 Djibouti 0.0 2010
=104 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2010
=104 Burundi 0.0 2010
=104 Nicaragua 0.0 2010
=104 Bhutan 0.0 2010
=104 Malta 0.0 2010
=104 Iceland 0.0 2010
=104 Zambia 0.0 2010
=104 Montserrat 0.0 2010
=104 New Caledonia 0.0 2010
=104 North Korea 0.0 2010
=104 Guyana 0.0 2010
=104 Honduras 0.0 2010
=104 Singapore 0.0 2010
=104 Sri Lanka 0.0 2010
=104 Comoros 0.0 2010

Citation

"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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Interesting observations about Energy > Natural gas > Proved > Reserves

Russia has had the highest natural gas > proved > reserves since 2002.
23 of the top 38 countries by natural gas > proved > reserves are Hot countries.
97 of the top 199 countries by natural gas > proved > reserves are Christian.
Iran has ranked in the top 2 for natural gas > proved > reserves since 2002.
Qatar has ranked in the top 3 for natural gas > proved > reserves since 2002.
Saudi Arabia has ranked in the top 5 for natural gas > proved > reserves since 2002.
United States has ranked in the top 6 for natural gas > proved > reserves since 2002.

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