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Natural gas - proved reserves

Natural gas - proved reserves

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.

RankCountry(cu m)Date of Information
1Russia47,570,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
2Iran33,070,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
3Qatar25,200,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
4Turkmenistan24,300,000,000,000June 2012 est.
5Saudi Arabia8,028,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
6United States7,716,000,000,0001 January 2009 est.
7United Arab Emirates6,089,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
8Venezuela5,524,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
9Nigeria5,110,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
10Algeria4,502,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
11Indonesia3,994,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
12China3,200,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
13Iraq3,171,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
14Kazakhstan2,407,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
15Malaysia2,350,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
16Egypt2,186,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
17European Union2,008,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
18Norway2,007,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
19Uzbekistan1,841,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
20Kuwait1,798,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
21Canada1,727,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
22Libya1,495,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
23Netherlands1,303,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
24India1,154,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
25Ukraine1,104,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
26Azerbaijan849,500,000,0001 January 2012 est.
27Oman849,500,000,0001 January 2012 est.
28Australia788,600,000,0001 January 2012 est.
29Pakistan753,800,000,0001 January 2012 est.
30Vietnam699,400,000,0001 January 2012 est.
31Mexico490,300,000,0001 January 2012 est.
32Yemen478,500,000,0001 January 2012 est.
33Brazil416,900,000,0001 January 2012 est.
34Brunei390,800,000,0001 January 2012 est.
35Trinidad and Tobago381,100,000,0001 January 2012 est.
36Argentina378,800,000,0001 January 2012 est.
37Peru352,800,000,0001 January 2012 est.
38Angola310,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
39Thailand299,800,000,0001 January 2012 est.
40Burma283,200,000,0001 January 2012 est.
41Bolivia281,500,000,0001 January 2012 est.
42Israel270,700,000,0001 January 2012 est.
43United Kingdom253,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
44Syria240,700,000,0001 January 2012 est.
45Timor-Leste200,000,000,0001 January 2006 est.
46Bangladesh183,700,000,0001 January 2012 est.
47Germany175,600,000,0001 January 2012 est.
48Papua New Guinea155,300,000,0001 January 2012 est.
49Cameroon135,100,000,0001 January 2012 est.
50Colombia134,100,000,0001 January 2012 est.
51Mozambique127,400,000,0001 January 2012 est.
52Ethiopia113,000,000,0001 January 2011 est.
53Philippines98,540,000,0001 January 2012 est.
54Chile97,970,000,0001 January 2012 est.
55Poland95,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
56Georgia93,410,000,0001 January 2012 est.
57Bahrain92,030,000,0001 January 2012 est.
58Congo, Republic of the90,610,000,0001 January 2012 est.
59Sudan84,950,000,0001 January 2012 est.
60Cuba70,790,000,0001 January 2012 est.
61Italy66,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
62Tunisia65,130,000,0001 January 2012 est.
63Romania63,000,000,0001 January 2012 est.
64Rwanda56,630,000,0001 January 2012 est.
65Denmark51,990,000,0001 January 2012 est.
66Afghanistan49,550,000,0001 January 2012 est.
67Serbia48,140,000,0001 January 2012 est.
68Namibia36,810,000,0001 January 2013 est.
69Equatorial Guinea36,810,000,0001 January 2012 est.
70Cote d'Ivoire28,320,000,0001 January 2012 est.
71Mauritania28,320,000,0001 January 2012 est.
72Gabon28,320,000,0001 January 2012 est.
73New Zealand27,640,000,0001 January 2012 est.
74Croatia24,920,000,0001 January 2012 est.
75Austria23,900,000,0001 January 2011 est.
76Ghana22,650,000,0001 January 2012 est.
77Japan20,900,000,0001 January 2012 est.
78Slovakia14,160,000,0001 January 2012 est.
79Uganda14,160,000,0001 January 2012 est.
80Ireland9,911,000,0001 January 2012 est.
81Ecuador7,985,000,0001 January 2012 est.
82Tanzania6,513,000,0001 January 2012 est.
83Taiwan6,229,000,0001 January 2012 est.
84Turkey6,173,000,0001 January 2012 est.
85Jordan6,031,000,0001 January 2012 est.
86Korea, South5,748,000,0001 January 2013 est.
87Bulgaria5,663,000,0001 January 2012 est.
88Somalia5,663,000,0001 January 2012 est.
89Kyrgyzstan5,663,000,0001 January 2012 est.
90Tajikistan5,663,000,0001 January 2012 est.
91France5,522,000,0001 January 2012 est.
92Czech Republic3,964,000,0001 January 2011 est.
93Hungary3,014,000,0001 January 2013 est.
94Guatemala2,960,000,0001 January 2006 est.
95Belarus2,832,000,0001 January 2012 est.
96Spain2,548,000,0001 January 2012 est.
97Morocco1,444,000,0001 January 2012 est.
98Benin1,133,000,0001 January 2012 est.
99Congo, Democratic Republic of the991,100,0001 January 2012 est.
100Greece991,100,0001 January 2012 est.
101Albania849,500,0001 January 2012 est.
102Barbados113,300,0001 January 2012 est.
103South Africa27,160,0001 January 2006 est.
104Aruba01 January 2012 est.
105Antigua and Barbuda01 January 2012 est.
106Armenia01 January 2012 est.
107American Samoa01 January 2012 est.
108Botswana01 January 2012 est.
109Bermuda01 January 2012 est.
110Belgium01 January 2012 est.
111Bahamas, The01 January 2009 est.
112Belize01 January 2012 est.
113Bosnia and Herzegovina01 January 2012 est.
114Solomon Islands01 January 2012 est.
115Bhutan01 January 2012 est.
116Burundi01 January 2012 est.
117Cambodia01 January 2012 est.
118Curacao01 January 2011 est.
119Chad01 January 2012 est.
120Sri Lanka01 January 2012 est.
121Cayman Islands01 January 2012 est.
122Comoros01 January 2012 est.
123Costa Rica01 January 2012 est.
124Central African Republic01 January 2012 est.
125Cape Verde01 January 2012 est.
126Cook Islands01 January 2012 est.
127Cyprus01 January 2012 est.
128Djibouti01 January 2012 est.
129Dominica01 January 2012 est.
130Dominican Republic01 January 2012 est.
131Estonia01 January 2012 est.
132Eritrea01 January 2012 est.
133El Salvador01 January 2012 est.
134Finland01 January 2012 est.
135Fiji01 January 2012 est.
136Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)01 January 2012 est.
137Faroe Islands01 January 2012 est.
138French Polynesia01 January 2012 est.
139Gambia, The01 January 2012 est.
140Gibraltar01 January 2012 est.
141Grenada01 January 2012 est.
142Greenland01 January 2012 est.
143Guam01 January 2012 est.
144Guinea01 January 2012 est.
145Guyana01 January 2012 est.
146Haiti01 January 2012 est.
147Hong Kong01 January 2012 est.
148Honduras01 January 2012 est.
149Iceland01 January 2012 est.
150Jamaica01 January 2012 est.
151Kenya01 January 2012 est.
152Korea, North01 January 2012 est.
153Kiribati01 January 2012 est.
154Laos01 January 2012 est.
155Lebanon01 January 2012 est.
156Latvia01 January 2012 est.
157Lithuania01 January 2012 est.
158Liberia01 January 2012 est.
159Lesotho01 January 2012 est.
160Luxembourg01 January 2012 est.
161Madagascar01 January 2006 est.
162Macau01 January 2012 est.
163Moldova01 January 2012 est.
164Mongolia01 January 2012 est.
165Montserrat01 January 2012 est.
166Malawi01 January 2012 est.
167Montenegro01 January 2012 est.
168Macedonia01 January 2012 est.
169Mali01 January 2012 est.
170Mauritius01 January 2012 est.
171Malta01 January 2012 est.
172Maldives01 January 2012 est.
173New Caledonia01 January 2012 est.
174Niue01 January 2012 est.
175Niger01 January 2012 est.
176Vanuatu01 January 2012 est.
177Nepal01 January 2012 est.
178Nauru01 January 2012 est.
179Suriname01 January 2011 est.
180Nicaragua01 January 2012 est.
181Paraguay01 January 2012 est.
182Panama01 January 2012 est.
183Portugal01 January 2012 est.
184Guinea-Bissau01 January 2012 est.
185Puerto Rico01 January 2012 est.
186Saint Pierre and Miquelon01 January 2012 est.
187Saint Kitts and Nevis01 January 2012 est.
188Seychelles01 January 2012 est.
189Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha01 January 2012 est.
190Sierra Leone01 January 2012 est.
191Singapore01 January 2012 est.
192Saint Lucia01 January 2012 est.
193Sweden01 January 2012 est.
194Switzerland01 January 2011 est.
195Turks and Caicos Islands01 January 2012 est.
196Tonga01 January 2012 est.
197Togo01 January 2012 est.
198Sao Tome and Principe01 January 2012 est.
199Burkina Faso01 January 2012 est.
200Uruguay01 January 2012 est.
201Saint Vincent and the Grenadines01 January 2012 est.
202British Virgin Islands01 January 2012 est.
203Virgin Islands01 January 2012 est.
204West Bank01 January 2012 est.
205Western Sahara01 January 2012 est.
206Samoa01 January 2012 est.
207Swaziland01 January 2012 est.
208Zambia01 January 2012 est.
209Zimbabwe01 January 2012 est.