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Natural Gas

World natural gas consumption grew by 7.4% with consumption increasing above average in America, Russia, China and India. The United States is the world’s largest natural gas producer followed by Russia, Canada, Iran and Qatar.

Below is a table of worldwide natural gas production excluding gas flared or recycled for the year 2010, this table has been modified, the full table can be found at the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, June 2011.

 Country

 Billion Cubic Metres (2010) 2010 Share of Total
 United States 611.0 19.3%
 Canada 159.8 5.0%
 Mexico 55.3 1.7%
 Total North America 826.1 26.0%
 Argentina 40.1 1.3%
 Bolivia 14.4 0.4%
 Brazil 14.4 0.5%
 Colombia 11.3 0.4%
 Peru 7.2 0.2%
 Trinidad & Tobago 42.4 1.3%
 Venezuela 28.5 0.9%
 Other S. & Cent. America 2.9 0.1%
 Total S. & Cent. America 161.2 5.0%
 Azerbaijan 15.1 0.5%
 Denmark 8.2 0.3%
 Germany 10.6 0.3%
 Italy 7.6 0.2%
 Kazakhstan 33.6 1.1%
 Netherlands 70.5 2.2%
 Norway 106.4 3.3%
 Poland 4.1 0.1%
 Romania 10.9 0.3%
 Russian Federation 588.9 18.4%
 Turkmenistan 42.4 1.3%
 Ukraine 18.6 0.6%
 United Kingdom 57.1 1.8%
 Uzbekistan 59.1 1.8%
 Other Europe & Eurasia 10.0 0.3%
 Total Europe & Eurasia 1,043.1 32.6%
 Bahrain 13.1 0.4%
 Iran 138.5 4.3%
 Iraq 1.3 *
 Kuwait 11.6 0.4%
 Oman 27.1 0.8%
 Qatar 116.7 3.6%
 Saudi Arabia 83.9 2.6%
 Syria 7.8 0.2%
 United Arab Emirates 51.0 1.6%
 Yemen 6.2 0.2%
 Other Middle East 3.5 0.1%
 Total Middle East 460.7 14.4%
 Algeria 80.4 2.5%
 Egypt 61.3 1.9%
 Libya 15.8 0.5%
 Nigeria 33.6 1.1%
 Other Africa 17.8 0.6%
 Total Africa 209.0 6.5%
 Australia 50.4 1.6%
 Bangladesh 20.0 0.6%
 Brunei 12.2 0.4%
 China 96.8 3.0%
 India 50.9 1.6%
 Indonesia 82.0 2.1%
 Malaysia 66.5 2.1%
 Myanmar 12.1 0.4%
 Pakistan 39.5 1.2%
 Thailand 36.3 1.1%
 Vietnam 9.4 0.3%
 Other Asia Pacific 17.3 0.5%
 Total Asia Pacific 493.2 15.4%
 Total World 3,193.3 100.0%
of which:
   
 OECD
1,159.8 36.5%
Non-OECD
2,033.5 63.5%
 European Union
174.9 5.5%
 Former Soviet Union
757.9 23.7%                                            

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