Electricity production from natural gas sources (% of total) - Country Ranking

Definition: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.

Source: IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA 2014 (http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), subject to https://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions/

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Qatar 100.00 2014
1 Turkmenistan 100.00 2014
3 Bahrain 99.97 2014
4 Trinidad and Tobago 99.76 2014
5 Brunei 99.00 2014
6 United Arab Emirates 98.39 2014
7 Belarus 98.00 2014
8 Algeria 97.79 2014
9 Oman 97.40 2014
10 Singapore 95.27 2014
11 Tunisia 94.20 2014
12 Azerbaijan 93.86 2014
13 Moldova 93.53 2014
14 Nigeria 82.41 2014
15 Bangladesh 82.01 2014
16 Egypt 78.71 2014
17 Uzbekistan 74.20 2014
18 Iran 71.32 2014
19 Bolivia 69.99 2014
20 Côte d'Ivoire 69.94 2014
21 Thailand 68.28 2014
22 Syrian Arab Republic 64.37 2014
23 Luxembourg 63.91 2015
24 Mexico 59.77 2015
25 Libya 53.70 2014
26 Israel 51.39 2015
27 Saudi Arabia 51.16 2014
28 Russia 50.22 2014
29 Malaysia 50.07 2014
30 Argentina 47.70 2014
31 Lithuania 47.17 2014
32 Peru 45.89 2014
33 Latvia 45.46 2014
34 Congo 45.29 2014
35 Ireland 45.01 2015
36 Netherlands 44.08 2015
37 Armenia 42.44 2014
38 Tanzania 42.23 2014
39 Japan 39.17 2015
40 Gabon 38.91 2014
41 Turkey 38.58 2015
42 Yemen 38.56 2014
43 Italy 38.34 2015
44 Myanmar 35.16 2014
45 Kuwait 33.75 2014
46 Vietnam 33.50 2014
47 United States 32.00 2015
48 Belgium 31.77 2015
49 United Kingdom 29.75 2015
50 Pakistan 25.11 2014
51 Indonesia 24.63 2014
52 Philippines 24.19 2014
53 Hong Kong SAR, China 22.98 2014
54 Iraq 21.95 2014
55 Korea 21.73 2015
56 Dominican Republic 21.50 2014
57 Australia 20.81 2015
58 Portugal 20.22 2015
59 Georgia 19.63 2014
60 Morocco 19.48 2014
61 Kazakhstan 19.20 2014
62 Spain 18.51 2015
63 Ghana 18.20 2014
64 Venezuela 17.72 2014
65 Chile 16.84 2015
66 Hungary 16.79 2015
67 New Zealand 15.53 2015
68 Colombia 15.31 2014
69 Cuba 14.43 2014
70 Brazil 13.73 2014
71 Greece 13.64 2015
72 Ecuador 13.34 2014
73 Cameroon 12.94 2014
74 Austria 12.63 2015
75 Romania 12.43 2014
76 Denmark 11.77 2015
77 Germany 9.41 2015
78 Mozambique 8.84 2014
79 Canada 8.18 2015
80 Finland 8.04 2015
81 Croatia 7.46 2014
82 Jordan 7.11 2014
83 Ukraine 6.99 2014
84 Slovak Republic 5.95 2015
85 India 4.89 2014
86 Bulgaria 4.56 2014
87 Senegal 4.18 2014
88 Poland 3.84 2015
89 Macedonia 3.65 2014
90 France 3.50 2015
91 Tajikistan 2.87 2014
92 Czech Republic 2.74 2015
93 Slovenia 2.69 2015
94 China 2.02 2014
95 Norway 1.80 2015
96 Kyrgyz Republic 0.80 2014
97 Switzerland 0.72 2015
98 Serbia 0.70 2014
99 Estonia 0.60 2015
100 Sweden 0.51 2015
101 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.19 2014
102 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.08 2014
103 Uruguay 0.02 2014
104 Lebanon 0.00 2014
104 Cyprus 0.00 2014
104 Niger 0.00 2014
104 Zambia 0.00 2014
104 Jamaica 0.00 2014
104 Mauritius 0.00 2014
104 Zimbabwe 0.00 2014
104 Angola 0.00 2014
104 Panama 0.00 2014
104 Iceland 0.00 2015
104 Montenegro 0.00 2014
104 Botswana 0.00 2014
104 Sudan 0.00 2014
104 South Africa 0.00 2014
104 Malta 0.00 2014
104 Nepal 0.00 2014
104 Ethiopia 0.00 2014
104 Mongolia 0.00 2014
104 Costa Rica 0.00 2014
104 Haiti 0.00 2014
104 Namibia 0.00 2014
104 Togo 0.00 2014
104 Albania 0.00 2014
104 El Salvador 0.00 2014
104 Honduras 0.00 2014
104 Cambodia 0.00 2014
104 Nicaragua 0.00 2014
104 Kenya 0.00 2014
104 Guatemala 0.00 2014
104 Benin 0.00 2014
104 Sri Lanka 0.00 2014
104 Eritrea 0.00 2014
104 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.00 2014
104 Paraguay 0.00 2014
104 Suriname 0.00 2014

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Development Relevance: Natural gas is considered a good source of electricity supply for a number of economic, operational and environmental reasons, such as: 1) it is technically and financially of low-risk; 2) lower carbon relative to other fossil fuels; 3) gas plants can be built relatively quickly in around two years, unlike nuclear facilities, which can take much longer. Also, gas plants are flexible both in technical and economic terms, so they can react quickly to demand peaks, and are ideally twinned with intermittent renewable options such as wind power. Use of energy is important in improving people's standard of living. But electricity generation also can damage the environment. Whether such damage occurs depends largely on how electricity is generated. For example, burning coal releases twice as much carbon dioxide - a major contributor to global warming - as does burning an equivalent amount of natural gas. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions result primarily from fossil fuel combustion and cement manufacturing. In combustion different fossil fuels release different amounts of carbon dioxide for the same level of energy use: oil releases about 50 percent more carbon dioxide than natural gas, and coal releases about twice as much. Nuclear energy does not generate carbon dioxide emissions, but it produces other dangerous waste products.

Limitations and Exceptions: IEA occasionally revises its time series to reflect political changes. For example, the IEA has constructed historical energy statistics for countries of the former Soviet Union. In addition, energy statistics for other countries have undergone continuous changes in coverage or methodology in recent years as more detailed energy accounts have become available. Breaks in series are therefore unavoidable.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Electricity production from natural gas sources (% of total) is the share of natutal gas, which is natural gas but not natural gas liquids, in total electricity production which is the total number of GWh generated by power plants separated into electricity plants and CHP plants. The International Energy Agency (IEA) compiles data on energy inputs used to generate electricity. IEA data for countries that are not members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are based on national energy data adjusted to conform to annual questionnaires completed by OECD member governments. In addition, estimates are sometimes made to complete major aggregates from which key data are missing, and adjustments are made to compensate for differences in definitions. The IEA makes these estimates in consultation with national statistical offices, oil companies, electric utilities, and national energy experts.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Electricity production shares may not sum to 100 percent because other sources of generated electricity (such as geothermal, solar, and wind) are not shown. Restricted use: Please contact the International Energy Agency for third-party use of these data.