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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.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Natural gas - proved reserves bar chart

 

Country NameNatural gas - proved reserves (cubic meters)Year of Estimate
Russia44,800,000,000,0002011
Iran29,610,000,000,0002011
Qatar25,370,000,000,0002011
Saudi Arabia7,807,000,000,0002011
United States7,716,000,000,0002009
Turkmenistan7,504,000,000,0002011
United Arab Emirates6,453,000,000,0002011
Nigeria5,292,000,000,0002011
Venezuela5,065,000,000,0002011
Algeria4,502,000,000,0002011
Iraq3,170,000,000,0002011
Australia3,115,000,000,0002011
Indonesia3,001,000,000,0002011
Kazakhstan2,407,000,000,0002011
Malaysia2,400,000,000,0002011
Egypt2,186,000,000,0002011
Norway2,039,000,000,0002011
Uzbekistan1,841,000,000,0002011
Kuwait1,798,000,000,0002011
Canada1,754,000,000,0002011
Libya1,548,000,000,0002011
Netherlands1,387,000,000,0002011
Ukraine1,104,000,000,0002011
India1,074,000,000,0002011
Oman849,500,000,0002011
Azerbaijan849,500,000,0002011
Pakistan840,200,000,0002011
China800,000,000,0002011
Yemen478,500,000,0002011
Trinidad and Tobago408,200,000,0002011
Brunei390,800,000,0002011
Argentina378,800,000,0002011
Colombia377,000,000,0002011
Brazil366,400,000,0002011
Peru345,500,000,0002011
Mexico338,800,000,0002011
Thailand312,200,000,0002011
Angola309,800,000,0002011
Burma283,200,000,0002011
Bolivia281,500,000,0002011
United Kingdom256,000,000,0002011
Syria240,700,000,0002011
Papua New Guinea226,500,000,0002011
East Timor200,000,000,0002006
Israel198,200,000,0002011
Bangladesh195,400,000,0002011
Vietnam192,500,000,0002011
Germany175,600,000,0002011
Poland164,800,000,0002011
Cameroon135,100,000,0002011
Mozambique127,400,000,0002011
Ethiopia113,000,000,0002011
Denmark101,000,000,0002011
Philippines98,540,000,0002011
Chile97,970,000,0002011
Bahrain92,030,000,0002011
Congo, Republic of the90,610,000,0002011
Sudan84,950,000,0002011
Cuba70,790,000,0002011
Tunisia65,130,000,0002011
Italy63,570,000,0002011
Romania63,000,000,0002011
Namibia62,290,000,0002011
Rwanda56,630,000,0002011
Korea, South50,000,000,0002008
Afghanistan49,550,000,0002011
Serbia48,140,000,0002011
Equatorial Guinea36,810,000,0002011
New Zealand34,380,000,0002011
Croatia31,580,000,0002011
Cote d'Ivoire28,320,000,0002011
Mauritania28,320,000,0002011
Gabon28,320,000,0002011
Ghana22,650,000,0002011
Japan20,900,000,0002011
Austria16,140,000,0002011
Slovakia14,160,000,0002011
Uganda14,160,000,0002011
Ireland9,911,000,0002011
Georgia8,495,000,0002011
Hungary8,098,000,0002011
Ecuador7,985,000,0002011
France6,796,000,0002011
Tanzania6,513,000,0002011
Taiwan6,229,000,0002011
Turkey6,173,000,0002011
Jordan6,031,000,0002011
Kyrgyzstan5,663,000,0002011
Bulgaria5,663,000,0002011
Tajikistan5,663,000,0002011
Somalia5,663,000,0002011
Czech Republic3,964,000,0002011
Guatemala2,960,000,0002006
Belarus2,832,000,0002011
Spain2,548,000,0002011
Morocco1,444,000,0002011
Benin1,133,000,0002011
Congo, Democratic Republic of the991,100,0002011
Greece991,100,0002011
Albania849,500,0002011
Barbados113,300,0002011
South Africa27,160,0002006
Macau174,0002012
Moldova02011
Mongolia02011
Malawi02011
Montenegro02011
Macedonia02011
Mali02011
Mauritius02011
Madagascar02006
Lesotho02011
Luxembourg02011
Laos02011
Lebanon02011
Lithuania02011
Liberia02011
Iceland02011
Korea, North02011
Kiribati02011
Kenya02011
Jamaica02011
Malta02011
New Caledonia02011
Niger02011
Vanuatu02011
Paraguay02011
Nepal02011
Nauru02011
Suriname02011
Nicaragua02011
Puerto Rico02011
Saint Kitts and Nevis02011
Seychelles02011
Panama02011
Portugal02011
Guinea-Bissau02011
Botswana02011
Belgium02011
Bahamas, The02009
Belize02011
Bosnia and Herzegovina02011
Armenia02011
Antigua and Barbuda02011
Burundi02011
Cambodia02011
Chad02011
Sri Lanka02011
Solomon Islands02011
Bhutan02011
Guinea02011
Guyana02011
Haiti02011
Hong Kong02011
Honduras02011
Grenada02011
Greenland02011
Finland02011
Fiji02011
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)02011
Gambia, The02011
Estonia02011
Eritrea02011
El Salvador02011
Djibouti02011
Dominica02011
Dominican Republic02011
Cape Verde02011
Costa Rica02011
Central African Republic02011
Cayman Islands02011
Comoros02011
Senegal02011
Slovenia02011
Sierra Leone02011
Singapore02011
Saint Lucia02011
Sweden02011
Tonga02011
Togo02011
Sao Tome and Principe02011
Switzerland02009
Western Sahara02011
Samoa02011
Swaziland02011
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines02011
Burkina Faso02011
Uruguay02011
Zambia02011
Zimbabwe02011
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