2011 Report: The 10 Countries which have the most Natural Gas
Posted July 22, 2011on:
The nuclear disaster in Japan called has called into review the use of nuclear power, and many countries are looking into alternative forms of energy.
Japan is already the world’s biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas, and global primary gas demand is expected to reach 5.1 trillion cubic meters in 2035, up from, 3.3 tcm today. Much of this is set to come from non-OECD countries that will account for almost 80% of the increase in demand between 2010 and 2035, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The report also suggests that production would need to increase to three times the current production levels in Russia, to meet gas demand in 2035. With that in mind we’ve highlighted the 10 countries with largest natural gas proved reserves.
Note: The data on reserves is based on 2010 estimates from the CIA World Factbook.
Proven reserves: 6.07 trillion cubic meters UAE accounts for 3.19% of all proven natural gas reserves.
Source: The World Factbook