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Economy > 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 2011
2 Iran 29.61 trillion cu m 2011
3 Qatar 25.37 trillion cu m 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 8.27 trillion cu m 2011
4 Saudi Arabia 7.81 trillion cu m 2011
5 Turkmenistan 7.5 trillion cu m 2011
6 United States 6.93 trillion cu m 2010
7 United Arab Emirates 6.45 trillion cu m 2011
8 Nigeria 5.29 trillion cu m 2011
9 Venezuela 5.07 trillion cu m 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 4.69 trillion cu m 2011
10 Algeria 4.5 trillion cu m 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 4.38 trillion cu m 2011
11 Iraq 3.17 trillion cu m 2011
12 Australia 3.12 trillion cu m 2011
13 China 3.03 trillion cu m 2011
14 Indonesia 3 trillion cu m 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.88 trillion cu m 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2.62 trillion cu m 2011
15 Kazakhstan 2.41 trillion cu m 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.37 trillion cu m 2011
16 Malaysia 2.35 trillion cu m 2011
17 Egypt 2.19 trillion cu m 2011
18 Norway 2.04 trillion cu m 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 2.03 trillion cu m 2011
19 Uzbekistan 1.84 trillion cu m 2011
20 Kuwait 1.8 trillion cu m 2011
21 Canada 1.75 trillion cu m 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 1.59 trillion cu m 2011
22 Libya 1.55 trillion cu m 2011
23 Netherlands 1.39 trillion cu m 2011
Europe average (profile) 1.28 trillion cu m 2011
24 Ukraine 1.1 trillion cu m 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.09 trillion cu m 2011
25 India 1.07 trillion cu m 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.07 trillion cu m 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 1.03 trillion cu m 2011
=26 Azerbaijan 849.5 billion cu m 2011
=26 Oman 849.5 billion cu m 2011
28 Pakistan 840.2 billion cu m 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 798.61 billion cu m 2011
29 Bolivia 750.4 billion cu m 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 696.65 billion cu m 2011
failed states average (profile) 663.34 billion cu m 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 522.45 billion cu m 2011
30 Yemen 478.5 billion cu m 2011
South Asia average (profile) 431.83 billion cu m 2011
31 Trinidad and Tobago 408.2 billion cu m 2011
32 Brunei 390.8 billion cu m 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 379.48 billion cu m 2011
33 Argentina 378.8 billion cu m 2011
34 Brazil 366.4 billion cu m 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 365.19 billion cu m 2011
35 Peru 345.5 billion cu m 2011
36 Mexico 338.8 billion cu m 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 336.4 billion cu m 2011
37 Thailand 312.2 billion cu m 2011
38 Angola 309.8 billion cu m 2011
39 Burma 283.2 billion cu m 2011
40 United Kingdom 256 billion cu m 2011
41 Syria 240.7 billion cu m 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 233.63 billion cu m 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 232.13 billion cu m 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 228.61 billion cu m 2011
42 Papua New Guinea 226.5 billion cu m 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 222.93 billion cu m 2011
43 East Timor 200 billion cu m 2006
44 Israel 198.2 billion cu m 2011
45 Bangladesh 195.4 billion cu m 2011
46 Vietnam 192.5 billion cu m 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 181.49 billion cu m 2011
47 Germany 175.6 billion cu m 2011
48 Poland 164.8 billion cu m 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 148.25 billion cu m 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 139.24 billion cu m 2011
49 Cameroon 135.1 billion cu m 2011
50 Mozambique 127.4 billion cu m 2011
51 Colombia 113.3 billion cu m 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 98.63 billion cu m 2011
52 Philippines 98.54 billion cu m 2011
53 Chile 97.97 billion cu m 2011
54 Bahrain 92.03 billion cu m 2011
55 Congo, Republic of the 90.61 billion cu m 2011
56 Sudan 84.95 billion cu m 2011
European Union average (profile) 83.75 billion cu m 2011
57 Cuba 70.79 billion cu m 2011
58 Tunisia 65.13 billion cu m 2011
59 Italy 63.57 billion cu m 2011
60 Romania 63 billion cu m 2011
61 Namibia 62.29 billion cu m 2011
62 Denmark 58.13 billion cu m 2011
63 Rwanda 56.63 billion cu m 2011
64 South Korea 50 billion cu m 2008
65 Afghanistan 49.55 billion cu m 2011
66 Serbia 48.14 billion cu m 2011
67 Equatorial Guinea 36.81 billion cu m 2011
68 New Zealand 34.38 billion cu m 2011
=69 Cote d'Ivoire 28.32 billion cu m 2011
=69 Gabon 28.32 billion cu m 2011
=69 Mauritania 28.32 billion cu m 2011
=72 Croatia 24.92 billion cu m 2011
=72 Ethiopia 24.92 billion cu m 2011
74 Ghana 22.65 billion cu m 2011
75 Japan 20.9 billion cu m 2011
76 Austria 16.14 billion cu m 2011
=77 Uganda 14.16 billion cu m 2011
=77 Slovakia 14.16 billion cu m 2011
79 Ireland 9.91 billion cu m 2011
80 Georgia 8.49 billion cu m 2011
81 Hungary 8.1 billion cu m 2011
82 Ecuador 7.99 billion cu m 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 7.88 billion cu m 2011
83 France 6.8 billion cu m 2011
84 Tanzania 6.51 billion cu m 2011
85 Taiwan 6.23 billion cu m 2011
86 Turkey 6.17 billion cu m 2011
87 Jordan 6.03 billion cu m 2011
=88 Kyrgyzstan 5.66 billion cu m 2011
=88 Bulgaria 5.66 billion cu m 2011
=88 Somalia 5.66 billion cu m 2011
=88 Tajikistan 5.66 billion cu m 2011
92 Czech Republic 3.96 billion cu m 2011
93 Guatemala 2.96 billion cu m 2006
94 Belarus 2.83 billion cu m 2011
95 Spain 2.55 billion cu m 2011
96 Morocco 1.44 billion cu m 2011
97 Benin 1.13 billion cu m 2011
=98 Democratic Republic of the Congo 991.1 million cu m 2011
=98 Greece 991.1 million cu m 2011
100 Albania 849.5 million cu m 2011
101 Barbados 113.3 million cu m 2011
102 South Africa 27.16 million cu m 2006
103 Macau 174,000 cu m 2010
=104 Comoros 0.0 2011
=104 Sri Lanka 0.0 2011
=104 Singapore 0.0 2011
=104 Honduras 0.0 2011
=104 Guyana 0.0 2011
=104 North Korea 0.0 2011
=104 New Caledonia 0.0 2011
=104 Montserrat 0.0 2011
=104 Zambia 0.0 2011
=104 Iceland 0.0 2011
=104 Malta 0.0 2011
=104 Bhutan 0.0 2011
=104 Nicaragua 0.0 2011
=104 Burundi 0.0 2011
=104 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2011
=104 Djibouti 0.0 2011
=104 Uruguay 0.0 2011
=104 Seychelles 0.0 2011
=104 Grenada 0.0 2011
=104 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2011
=104 French Polynesia 0.0 2011
=104 Haiti 0.0 2011
=104 Kiribati 0.0 2011
=104 Belgium 0.0 2011
=104 Puerto Rico 0.0 2011
=104 Faroe Islands 0.0 2011
=104 Niger 0.0 2011
=104 Chad 0.0 2011
=104 Mali 0.0 2011
=104 British Virgin Islands 0.0 2011
=104 Sweden 0.0 2011
=104 Cayman Islands 0.0 2011
=104 Western Sahara 0.0 2011
=104 Tonga 0.0 2011
=104 Armenia 0.0 2011
=104 Togo 0.0 2011
=104 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2011
=104 Cook Islands 0.0 2011
=104 Laos 0.0 2011
=104 Bermuda 0.0 2011
=104 Mongolia 0.0 2011
=104 Cyprus 0.0 2011
=104 Saint Lucia 0.0 2011
=104 Solomon Islands 0.0 2011
=104 Eritrea 0.0 2011
=104 Kenya 0.0 2011
=104 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2011
=104 Lesotho 0.0 2011
=104 Guam 0.0 2011
=104 West Bank 0.0 2011
=104 Jamaica 0.0 2011
=104 Samoa 0.0 2011
=104 Niue 0.0 2011
=104 Greenland 0.0 2011
=104 Slovenia 0.0 2011
=104 Cape Verde 0.0 2011
=104 Aruba 0.0 2011
=104 The Gambia 0.0 2011
=104 Cambodia 0.0 2011
=104 Lithuania 0.0 2011
=104 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2011
=104 Botswana 0.0 2011
=104 Paraguay 0.0 2011
=104 Republic of Macedonia 0.0 2011
=104 Zimbabwe 0.0 2011
=104 Senegal 0.0 2011
=104 Suriname 0.0 2011
=104 Maldives 0.0 2011
=104 Nepal 0.0 2011
=104 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.0 2011
=104 Fiji 0.0 2011
=104 Lebanon 0.0 2011
=104 Estonia 0.0 2011
=104 Moldova 0.0 2011
=104 Sierra Leone 0.0 2011
=104 Hong Kong 0.0 2011
=104 Belize 0.0 2011
=104 El Salvador 0.0 2011
=104 Gibraltar 0.0 2011
=104 American Samoa 0.0 2011
=104 Luxembourg 0.0 2011
=104 Costa Rica 0.0 2011
=104 Panama 0.0 2011
=104 Guinea 0.0 2011
=104 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.0 2011
=104 Portugal 0.0 2011
=104 Mauritius 0.0 2011
=104 Central African Republic 0.0 2011
=104 Finland 0.0 2011
=104 Dominican Republic 0.0 2011
=104 Virgin Islands 0.0 2011
=104 Montenegro 0.0 2011
=104 Malawi 0.0 2011
=104 Nauru 0.0 2011
=104 Vanuatu 0.0 2011
=104 Liberia 0.0 2011
=104 Dominica 0.0 2011
=104 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2011
=104 Burkina Faso 0.0 2011
=104 Swaziland 0.0 2011
=104 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.0 2011
=104 Saint Helena 0.0 2011
=104 The Bahamas 0.0 2009
=104 Switzerland 0.0 2009
=104 Madagascar 0.0 2006

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