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Reserves of natural gas by the countries of the world

Rank
(total)
CountryTotal
(million cubic meters)
per Capita
(thousand cubic meters)
per km²
(thousand cubic meters)
Date
1Russia47,800,000335.512,918.6January 2014 est.
2Iran33,800,000418.1122,068.5January 2014 est.
3Qatar25,070,00011,807.872,163,818.4January 2014 est.
4Turkmenistan17,500,0003,383.6437,239.6January 2014 est.
5United States of America8,734,00027.58954.8January 2013 est.
6Saudi Arabia8,235,000301.143,830.8January 2014 est.
7United Arab Emirates6,089,0001,081.7672,834.9January 2014 est.
8Venezuela5,562,000192.676,305.8January 2014 est.
9Nigeria5,118,00028.895,619.4January 2014 est.
10Algeria4,505,000116.071,891.5January 2014 est.
11China3,300,0002.43353.8January 2014 est.
12Iraq3,158,00096.917,220.5January 2014 est.
13Indonesia2,955,00011.651,631.2January 2014 est.
14Mozambique2,832,000114.693,601.3January 2014 est.
15Kazakhstan2,407,000134.10891.6January 2014 est.
16Malaysia2,350,00078.147,150.3January 2014 est.
17Egypt2,180,00025.092,190.0January 2014 est.
18Norway2,090,000406.006,868.6January 2014 est.
19Canada1,889,00054.23207.7January 2014 est.
20Uzbekistan1,841,00063.644,327.7January 2014 est.
21Kuwait1,798,000655.56100,909.2January 2014 est.
22Libya1,549,000248.07880.3January 2014 est.
23India1,427,0001.15480.0January 2014 est.
24Australia1,219,00054.16158.7January 2014 est.
25Ukraine1,104,00024.931,905.6January 2014 est.
26Netherlands1,044,00061.8630,802.8January 2014 est.
27Azerbaijan991,100102.3211,994.6January 2014 est.
28Oman849,500263.842,744.7January 2014 est.
29Pakistan754,6003.85978.9January 2014 est.
30Vietnam699,4007.492,255.6January 2014 est.
31Mexico483,5004.02248.7January 2014 est.
32Yemen478,50018.37906.3January 2014 est.
33Peru435,40014.44340.2January 2014 est.
34Brunei390,800924.5974,226.0January 2014 est.
35Brazil388,7001.9246.5January 2014 est.
36Argentina378,8008.80138.4January 2014 est.
37Trinidad and Tobago371,200303.2972,386.9January 2014 est.
38Israel285,00036.4414,018.7January 2014 est.
39Myanmar (Burma)283,2005.08433.4January 2014 est.
40Bolivia281,50026.48259.9January 2014 est.
41Angola275,00014.41220.6January 2014 est.
42Bangladesh264,6001.592,032.7January 2014 est.
43Thailand255,9003.78500.9January 2014 est.
44United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland241,0003.78996.2January 2014 est.
45Syria240,70013.411,310.8January 2014 est.
46East Timor200,000188.1913,446.3January 2006 est.
47Colombia198,4004.29191.0January 2014 est.
48Papua New Guinea155,30023.70342.9January 2014 est.
49Cyprus141,600120.7715,323.0January 2014 est.
50Cameroon135,1005.84285.8January 2014 est.
51Germany116,0001.43332.7January 2014 est.
52Romania105,5004.86458.9January 2014 est.
53Philippines98,5400.92330.5January 2014 est.
54Chile97,9705.64131.7January 2014 est.
55Bahrain92,03070.03121,092.1January 2014 est.
56Poland92,0002.40302.4January 2014 est.
57Congo (Republic)90,61019.43265.3January 2014 est.
58Cuba70,7906.41644.6January 2014 est.
59Tunisia65,1305.95419.2January 2014 est.
60South Sudan63,7105.7498.9January 2013 est.
61Namibia62,29028.3375.7January 2014 est.
62Italy59,4300.96202.0January 2014 est.
63Rwanda56,6304.592,295.7January 2014 est.
64Afghanistan49,5501.5676.0January 2014 est.
65Serbia48,1406.68621.4January 2014 est.
66Denmark43,0107.721,013.6January 2014 est.
67Equatorial Guinea36,81050.971,312.3January 2014 est.
68New Zealand29,4206.68109.9January 2014 est.
69Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)28,3201.2489.1January 2014 est.
69Gabon28,32016.93109.9January 2014 est.
69Mauritania28,3208.0527.5January 2014 est.
72Croatia24,9205.57445.2January 2014 est.
72Ethiopia24,9200.2624.9January 2014 est.
74Ghana22,6500.8899.5January 2014 est.
75Sudan21,2400.6111.4January 2013 est.
76Japan20,9000.1657.3January 2014 est.
77South Africa15,0100.3112.4January 2012 est.
78Slovakia14,1602.60294.4January 2014 est.
78Uganda14,1600.3971.8January 2014 est.
80Ireland9,9112.05143.9January 2014 est.
81Austria9,6561.17117.1January 2014 est.
81France9,6560.1517.6January 2014 est.
83Georgia8,4951.72121.9January 2014 est.
84Hungary7,8430.7987.5January 2014 est.
85Turkey6,8240.088.9January 2014 est.
86Tanzania6,5130.137.4January 2014 est.
87Taiwan6,2290.27193.1January 2014 est.
88Jordan6,0310.7667.9January 2014 est.
89Ecuador6,0030.3821.7January 2014 est.
90Korea (South)5,7480.1259.3January 2014 est.
91Bulgaria5,6630.8252.2January 2014 est.
91Kyrgyzstan5,6631.0129.5January 2014 est.
91Somalia5,6630.549.0January 2014 est.
91Tajikistan5,6630.7040.0January 2014 est.
95Czech Republic4,2760.4055.4January 2014 est.
96Guatemala2,9600.2427.6January 2006 est.
97Belarus2,8320.2914.0January 2014 est.
98Spain2,5480.055.1January 2014 est.
99Madagascar2,0100.093.5January 2012 est.
100Morocco1,4440.043.2January 2014 est.
101Benin1,1330.1110.2January 2014 est.
102Congo (Democratic Republic)9910.010.4January 2014 est.
102Greece9910.097.6January 2014 est.
104Albania8500.2831.0January 2014 est.
105Barbados1420.49329.3January 2014 est.
106American Samoa00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Antigua and Barbuda00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Armenia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Aruba00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Bahamas00.000.0January 2009 est.
106Belgium00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Belize00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Bermuda00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Bhutan00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Bosnia and Herzegovina00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Botswana00.000.0January 2014 est.
106British Virgin Islands00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Burkina Faso00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Burundi00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Cambodia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Cape Verde00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Cayman Islands00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Central African Republic00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Chad00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Comoros00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Cook Islands00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Costa Rica00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Curacao00.000.0January 2011 est.
106Djibouti00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Dominica00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Dominican Republic00.000.0January 2014 est.
106El Salvador00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Eritrea00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Estonia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Falkland Islands00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Faroe Islands00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Fiji00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Finland00.000.0January 2014 est.
106French Polynesia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Gambia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Gibraltar00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Greenland00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Grenada00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Guam00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Guinea00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Guinea-Bissau00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Guyana00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Haiti00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Honduras00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Hong Kong00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Iceland00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Jamaica00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Kenya00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Kiribati00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Korea (North)00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Laos00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Latvia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Lebanon00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Lesotho00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Liberia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Lithuania00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Luxembourg00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Macau00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Macedonia00.000.0December 2014 est.
106Malawi00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Maldives00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Mali00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Malta00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Mauritius00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Moldova00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Mongolia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Montenegro00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Montserrat00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Nauru00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Nepal00.000.0January 2014 est.
106New Caledonia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Nicaragua00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Niger00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Niue00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Palestinian Territories00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Panama00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Paraguay00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Portugal00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Puerto Rico00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Saint Kitts and Nevis00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Saint Lucia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Saint Pierre and Miquelon00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Saint Vincent and the Grenadines00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Samoa00.000.0January 2014 est.
106São Tomé and Príncipe00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Senegal00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Seychelles00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Sierra Leone00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Singapore00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Slovenia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Solomon Islands00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Sri Lanka00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Suriname00.000.0January 2011 est.
106Swaziland00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Sweden00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Togo00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Tonga00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Turks and Caicos Islands00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Uruguay00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Vanuatu00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Virgin Islands of the U.S.00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Western Sahara00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Zambia00.000.0January 2014 est.
106Zimbabwe00.000.0January 2014 est.
 World206,400,00028.771,385.8January 2014 est.

No information is available for non-listed countries.

Proved reserves of natural gas 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. 1 cubic meter corresponds to 1.308 cubic yards.

Source: CIA World Factbook (2015-12-31)