Greatest Natural Gas Reserves by Country, 2006

RankCountryProved reserves
(trillion cu ft)
1.Russia1,680
2.Iran971
3.Qatar911
4.Saudi Arabia241
5.United Arab Emirates214
6.United States193
7.Nigeria185
8.Algeria161
9.Venezuela151
10.Iraq112
11.Indonesia98
12.Norway84
13.Malaysia75
14.Turkmenistan71
15.Uzbekistan66
16.Kazakhstan65
17.Netherlands62
18.Egypt59
19.Canada57
20.Kuwait56
   
Top 20 countries5,510
Rest of world602
World total6,112
NOTE: Proved reserves are estimated with reasonable certainty to be recoverable with present technology and prices.
Source: Oil & Gas Journal, Vol. 103, No. 47 (Dec. 19, 2005). From: U.S. Energy Information Administration. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/international/petroleu.html .

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